Search results for "End-of-Life Care"

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Advice on the most difficult conversation

You and colleagues offered a framework for communicating with inpatients at high risk of dying and helping them and their families make decisions about end-of-life care. ... limited time to patients and families who are probably in the greatest need of
October 2013

POLSTs: Having the right conversation at the right time

Image from Thinkstock. One solution to this problem may be better use of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), a form that translates the end-of-life preferences of patients ... with the ICU or with making decisions for a loved one at
December 2013

LTAC use varies more by region and hospital than by patient-level factors

13, looked at the use of postacute care (PAC) facilities by Medicare beneficiaries at the end of life. ... The results show high rates of hospital readmission from PAC facilities at the end of life, which may lead to lower-quality end-of-life care for
February 2018

End of life in the ICU

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.
January 2016

The debate over vitamin C for sepsis

end-of-life care and realistic discussions about a really difficult-to-treat disease.”. ... I just turned 70, so I'm at the end of my career, but I'm expecting when I'm sitting on the beach with teeth falling out and hair falling
May 2020

Advance care planning

Discussions may include hospice care, end-of-life care options, power of attorney for health care decisions, living wills, and physician orders for life-sustaining treatment (POLST). ... beneficiary's health status and/or wishes regarding his or her
December 2017

Letter from the Editor

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
November 2010

DNR decisions by surrogates common, take longer

Later decisions also could reduce the time available to provide end-of-life care. ... The study was published in the July Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
July 2011

Comforting the chronically ill

While at St. John's, Dr. Jones was introduced to the hospital's palliative care program, which offered mostly comfort and end-of-life care. ... Jones—they overwhelmingly support the Home Palliative Care program. “Palliative care allows patients a
January 2010

CDC issues recommendations for prescribing opioids for chronic pain

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued 12 recommendations about opioid prescribing treating chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care. ... term opioid therapy, the availability of
March 2016

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