1) Manisha Juthani-Mehta and co-authors just published an excellent JAMA Viewpoint discussing antimicrobials at the end of life. ... 2) “Clinical algorithms aimed at improving antimicrobial stewardship from an infectious disease standpoint must also
V. Carungin, MD, ACP Member, then-President of the Philippine College of Physicians;. ... In his division, he introduced a psychology meeting for end-of-life issues, and he saw that his colleagues were very happy and relieved by this.
Recently I was surprised to see the term doula used in conjunction with the other end of life—death. ... Some of the doulas mentioned in the piece come from the hospice world, others from the birthing side of life who wish to use their skills elsewhere.
about end-of-life care. ... But the current system is in need of serious financial and structural reform.
What about the incapacitated surrogate?'. What should physicians do when surrogate decision makers lack the willingness or capacity to make choices for a patient's end-of-life care? ... State laws may vary, noted some presenters, but the costs of
Patients at the end of life, facing tough decisions and suffering from many symptoms, particularly need ideal medical care. ... We have excellent data [showing] that people suffer at the end of life.
Patients were randomized into one of four groups that differed by name (supportive care vs. ... Further compounding the problem is that palliative care often occurs at the end of life, oncologists may define it as end-of-life care, and hospice care has
Approaches to End-of-Life Care.”. ... integrate the highest level of scientific evidence and reasoning with patients' needs, goals, and preferences.
This is the end of my year as ACP President, and it has been the honor of a lifetime. ... Patients look to us to help solve the problems of prescription drug costs and opioid dependence, provide access to compassionate and ethical end-of-life care,
I do wonder if hospice would be a good idea, as they focus (as would I) on quality of life. ... My focus would not be on doing anything that would not improve his quality of life (which is what he would probably want).