End-of-life care costs: Does your doctor know when you're going to die? ... One interesting comment I have seen come up over and over is the idea that end-of-life costs are the thing that is spiraling out of control and that if
The gist of it was that physicians are more likely to die at home without aggressive life-extending interventions than the general public. ... The implication was that more people would have a “better” death, more in accord with their own wishes, if
End of life care: the feeding tube frenzy. Okay, readers, how many of you desire to have a feeding tube inserted into your belly one day? ... Do we want to deprive a patient of any of life's remaining pleasures, when so few of them are remaining?
It's more important than ever to recognize and understand cultures and spiritual beliefs, including and beyond the end of life. ... It then becomes easier to bring up spirituality later when situations that connect with religious or spiritual concerns
For patients at the very end of life, it can unnecessarily prolong the dying process. ... It's a small step that a physician can take to help make patients and families more comfortable, which is, after all, the goal of end-of-life care.
Despite the best planning, patients may change their minds at the end of life once they recognize their unique situations and their sometimes surprising decisions. ... One of the most difficult decisions that patients, families and physicians face
Mixed messages from members of the care team can anger patients more than any other aspect of end-of-life care. ... Clinicians should also treat dyspnea's underlying causes, even at the end of life, she said.
dictates of that state's end-of-life law, which went into effect the prior year. ... One such example is the discussion of end-of-life options, resulting in the passage of related laws, such as the recent New York Palliative Care Information Act, he said.
Medicare's initial exam adds new benefits, including end-of-life planning and body mass index measurements. ... A: The IPPE adds end-of-life planning, with patient consent, and body-mass index (BMI) as required components to the IPPE.
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Another key difference between cancer and noncancer palliative care is the continuation of treatment until the end of life. ... The longer the duration of the patient-physician relationship, the greater the overestimate.