Case study: The ethics of end-of-life care erupt in the ICU. ... But the single most important concern of many patients near the end of life is the well-being of their loved ones and most would not favor a decision-making path
QD: News Every Day--Whistling by the graveyard on end-of-life care. The Obama administration dropped payment for end-of-life counseling from Medicare's annual exam, a move that ... The regulation provided reimbursement for time spent on voluntary advance
To improve documentation of end-of-life care preferences for patients at high COVID-19 risk, one practice increased its use of POLST forms. ... First, they launched a training program for clinicians to review POLST principles and complete online modules
10, 2019. “Toolkit on Issues in Delivering Patient-Centered End-of-Life Care and Responding to a Request for Physician-Assisted Suicide” was developed for ACP members and includes links to ... information on advance care planning, team-based care at
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
QD: News Every Day--Meet comfort, spiritual needs for best end-of-life care. ... Attending to a comfortable environment and spiritual needs explain the biggest variances in quality of care at the end of life, a study found.
QD: News Every Day--14 quality measures endorsed for palliative, end-of-life care. ... 0208: Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (NHPCO) (maintenance). 1632: CARE--Consumer Assessments and Reports of End of Life (Center for Gerontology and Health Care
End-of-life care costs: Does your doctor know when you're going to die? ... One interesting comment I have seen come up over and over is the idea that end-of-life costs are the thing that is spiraling out of control and that if
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?
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2016/11/editors.htm. This issue covers such topics as making systemic changes to fight physician burnout, planning for end-of-life care, and addressing e-cigarettes ... Do you discuss end-of-life care with every patient?