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
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
Palliative care is too often confused with end-of-life care and hospice in the minds of the public, professionals and policymakers,” he said. ... Morrison said. Previous efforts to garner public support for palliative care have tried to change
2005; Dean for Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 1991-1995. ... on the Marginal Resident, 1998-2000; Veterans Administration Advisory Group: Robert Wood Johnson Initiative in End-of Life Care Education, 1998-1999; National Board of
He told me of his great love for sailing, for travel, for reading. ... He vastly outlived his life expectancy given the stage of the disease, and when it recurred this past summer he was grateful for the second life he'd been given.
The College's new guidelines recommend that clinicians regularly assess end-of-life patients for symptoms of pain, dyspnea and depression, and use proven therapies to treat these conditions. ... And if the patient learns, often inevitably, that her
But at the very, very end of the encounter, something happened. ... He sure did. Was he a quirky man? Sure. And had his life taken the rocky terrain of never-stable housing and disconnection from family?
There are also doulas for the end of life. ... I think we are ready to take the next step. We may be ready to use our collective wisdom to find the meaning in life's end, beyond the mistaken concept
You always do, Dr. Manning.”. And that was the end of that discussion. ... Manning’s blog about teaching, learning, caring and growing in medicine and life.
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.