Search results for "End-of-Life Care"

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'What about the incapacitated surrogate?'

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? ... The family fought efforts to remove her from a respirator and wanted
June 2019

Advance care planning should be a standard

appropriate end-of-life care, noting that this can help convince patients who are hesitant to have these conversations. ... Improving Your End-of-Life Care Practice,” from ACP, includes 12 tips to help physicians talk to patients with serious chronic
November 2016

QD: News Every Day--Doctors struggle to interpret advance directives

Struggling with the meaning of end-of-life directives shouldn't be. Physicians misidentify living wills as do-not-resuscitate (DNR) designations and DNR orders as end-of-life care directives, ... The authors wrote, "It is clear from the data that
June 2019

College's new end-of-life guidelines fill gaps in patient care

I n 2003, the Institute of Medicine identified end-of-life care as a “priority” health care area for improvement. ... Dr. Casey. While guidelines have been written in the past to address certain aspects of end-of-life care, such as the assessment and
March 2008

Electronic health records don't cut costs

It should create a more efficient system but it will never lower the cost of health care and here is why. ... That is where the cost is. There is nothing that eliminates expensive, futile end of life care or reduces admissions to intensive care units for
June 2019

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP recognizes the importance of the performance measurement field in the changing health care environment. ... The College's goal is to encourage the use of high-quality, evidence-based performance measures to optimally guide the improvement of the
February 2019

Oncologists need to get a grip on reality, and talk about dying

Today's point on the list: "Oncologists need to recognize that the costs of care are driven by what we do and what we do not do.". ... They emphasize that oncologists/docs drive up costs and provide poorer care by failing to talk with patients about the
June 2019

Doctors' choices at the end of life, for themselves and their patients

painful, and futile care at the end of life. ... How Doctors Die (Zócalo Public Square). My previous posts about end-of-life care:.
June 2019

Son's plea to prolong life at any cost sparks ethical quandary

Physicians aren't obligated to provide end-of-life care that is ineffective or harmful, by Lachlan Forrow, FACP. ... From routine outpatient care to life-and-death decisions in the ICU, patients today often believe in, and sometimes insist on, their
September 2008

QD--News Every Day: End-of-life patients spending less time hospitalized, getting more intensive care

QD--News Every Day: End-of-life patients spending less time hospitalized, getting more intensive care. ... Following patient preferences for end-of-life care may reduce such spending. The percentage of chronically-ill patients dying in hospitals and the
June 2019

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