Palliative care is too often confused with end-of-life care and hospice in the minds of the public, professionals and policymakers,” he said. ... Morrison said. Previous efforts to garner public support for palliative care have tried to change
Patients need ideal medical care at the end of life, but they don't always get it. ... Really, end-of-life care is not yet standardized,” said Stephen Bekanich, MD, a hospitalist and medical director of the University of Utah Hospital's palliative care
There just isn't that much differentiation among hospitals in terms of the technical quality of care,” Dr. ... It's like pain management or end-of-life care. These things have evolved to become standards.
YS. Comparing end-of-life care for hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer in Taiwan. ... Comparing end-of-life care for hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer in Taiwan.
In addition, most patients were enrolled in hospice, suggesting that they had access to quality end-of-life care. ... Harman. “When patients make a request for aid in dying, it's a gateway to a conversation regarding end-of-life care and exploring why
There is no standard playbook for end-of-life care in the intensive care unit (ICU). ... Improving end-of-life care in the ICU hinges on changing physicians' perceptions about what constitutes a successful outcome, said Dr.
Our editorial board then whittles the nominees to 10 they deem truly outstanding—no easy task, given the large crop of qualified physicians this year. ... Also in this issue, we look at how to handle conflict between physicians, patients and families
In expressing their end-of-life concerns, all reported fearing loss of autonomy. ... ACP officially opposes legalization, saying the practice can undermine patient trust and distract from ongoing efforts to improve end-of-life care.
A lack of longitudinal patient care, and a higher provision of end-of-life care, may also reduce hospitalists' sense of accomplishment compared to outpatient doctors, they added. ... expense, thus enhancing quality of life and quality care.”.
Correct answer: C. Prescribe low-dose intravenous morphine. End-of-life care has been identified by the Institute of Medicine as one of the priority areas to improve quality of health ... Many clinicians think of the “end of life” as the short period