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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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