Moral distress occurred more often when the physician was male, the patient was older, or the patient's care required decisions about life-sustaining treatment. ... Physicians experienced moral distress in the care of 152 of 362 patients (42%) (ratings
Length of stay on hospitalist service didn't differ for inpatients managed with handheld echocardiography versus usual care, a study found. ... Later decisions also could reduce the time available to provide end-of-life care.
Health care transitions during the last three days of life, which the study authors considered a burdensome pattern of care, increased from 10.3% in 2000 to a high of ... The stabilization in rates of ICU use at the end of life should be seen as an
Hospitalists struggle with end-of-life-care disputes. ... Dr. Luce, who has been looking at patterns in California malpractice cases related to end-of-life care, has found them to be split about evenly.
Researchers performed a secondary analysis of data from a cluster randomized trial meant to improve end-of-life care for ICU patients at 14 Washington hospitals. ... Characterization of the factors that predict time to death may inform family-caregiver
The survey results appeared in the June Critical Care Medicine. Overall, approximately 82% of nurses, 69% of attendings and 69% of house officers disagreed somewhat or disagreed strongly with the statement ... In particular, they questioned why nurses
Giving patients complete control over their end-of-life care sometimes causes physicians to withhold their own recommendations. ... Q: What are the biggest differences in end-of-life care policies between the U.K.
The latest issue of ACP Hospitalist is now available. This month's main story focuses on feeding tubes in advanced dementia and why decisions about placement can be complicated even though ... This month's Q&A and Expert Analysis focus on end-of-life
One of the most difficult decisions that patients, families and physicians face involves end-of-life care. ... This change in preferences around end-of-life care is not unusual. A study led by Terri Fried, MD, of Yale University, an expert in end-of-life
A palliative care team saw 256 of the patients, and the other 713 received usual care. ... Lab costs were significantly reduced irrespective of treatment timing, with a greater effect for earlier palliative care treatment.