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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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?
This issue covers such topics as making systemic changes to fight physician burnout, planning for end-of-life care, and addressing e-cigarettes with patients. ... Do you discuss end-of-life care with every patient? How do you combat burnout?