Search results for "End-of-Life Care"

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QD: News Every Day--Wording change affects surrogates' end-of-life choices for loved ones

Angelo Volandes, MD, ACP Member, tells The Atlantic that unwanted end-of-life treatments are "wrongful care." He describes a project that will teach patients and surrogates How Not to Die. ... An experience he had as a medical resident showed him that
June 2019

What's 'The Big Short' in health care?

they would have government-restricted choice over physicians and accept rationing and imposed limits on things such as end-of-life care, to significantly reduce health care costs. ... But how we deliver health care is about to change. Congress may be
June 2019

End of life care: the feeding tube frenzy

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?
June 2019

Quality and cost of care at the end of life

Success in end-of-life care begins with how effectively physicians communicate with patients and their loved ones. ... and cost control, then recent momentum leading to improvements in end-of-life care could face a serious setback.
March 2015

QD: News Every Day--End-of-life discussions happen far too late

To evaluate the incidence of end-of-life care discussions for 2, 155 patients with stage IV lung or colorectal cancer, researchers designed a prospective cohort study of patients from the ... However, medical oncologists documented end-of-life care
June 2019

Palliative care's place outside cancer

Hutchinson said. Another key difference between cancer and noncancer palliative care is the continuation of disease-modifying treatments until the end of life. ... Mixed messages from members of the care team can anger patients more than any other aspect
June 2019

QD: News Every Day--'Death panels' a shorthand way of stating a lengthy issue

The phrase "death panels" has become political shorthand, a way of undercutting health care reform on the back of the difficult issue of end-of-life planning. ... First, the physician. Ardis Dee Hoven, FACP, chair of the AMA Board of Trustees, kicks off
June 2019

A rant on the hopelessly ill and how mass media could help

I'm told that the amount of excessive end-of-life care that I have been seeing this year is nothing compared to how things are done on the east coast ... This means that we will be spending progressively more health care dollars at the end of life.
June 2019

Advance directives are the beginning of care, not the end

O ne of the most difficult decisions that patients, families and physicians face involves end-of-life care. ... This change in preferences around end-of-life care is not unusual. A study led by Terri Fried, MD, of Yale University, an expert in
July 2012

Why should medical ethics matter?

There is a national conversation about euthanasia, stem cell research, fertilization and embryo implantation techniques, end-of-life care, prenatal diagnosis of serious diseases, defining death to facilitate organ donation, cloning ... Better Health's
June 2019

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