This guy pitched in a game; he didn't save anyone's life or find a cure for cancer. ... After taking a year-long hiatus from blogging, Rob Lamberts, MD, ACP Member, returned with "volume 2" of his personal musings about medicine, life, armadillos and
She singlehandedly advocated for an octogenarian with advanced dementia and probable cancer (we were never able to get a definitive diagnosis of it) and gave her a quality of life that ... Bobbie Jones is one such grandchild. I worry about her, since
The IPPE could also include discussion of end-of-life planning if the patient agrees. ... Section 4104 of the ACA waived the co-insurance and the deductible for this code.
Areas of expertise: Medical ethics, end-of-life care, medical informatics, practice innovation and transformation. ... Presiding will be Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, President of ACP.
Of course not. He was very, very old. When you get to be a certain age, things just happen.". ... Members of the American College of Physicians contribute posts from their own sites to ACP Internist.
In expressing their end-of-life concerns, all reported fearing loss of autonomy. ... Facing the end of life, some people will become afraid and depressed, he said.
One unlucky health insurance provider was among the four companies that had given up a machine at the end of its lease without even knowing the images were stored. ... Include in your copier sales or lease agreement an “end of life” data scrub that
Offer palliative care options when such treatment is medically futile or does not provide significant gains in the quantity to quality of life balance. ... No matter what intervention is undertaken, the patient with end-stage renal disease will never be
People would accept more toxicity, quality of life would be further from optimal, really because of the potential promise of living longer but not necessarily the reality of living longer.”. ... One is EPEC (Education on Palliative and End-of-life Care)
life. This is fairly straightforward with cancer diagnoses, which are staged precisely and tend to move along predictable trajectories. ... Prognosis is much more challenging for patients in the end stages of chronic diseases like congestive heart failure