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
Approaches to End-of-Life Care.”. ... And ACP is committed to continuing to support and learn from members throughout the world who provide and coordinate the best care for an array of complex and complicated issues and
This is the end of my year as ACP President, and it has been the honor of a lifetime. ... Patients look to us to help solve the problems of prescription drug costs and opioid dependence, provide access to compassionate and ethical end-of-life care,
In our story, leading experts detail what to look for and how to optimize care. ... But the issue—and the resulting controversy—affects all physicians, some experts say, because of the larger questions it raises about optimal end-of-life care.
Something I wish I'd learned in medical school: There was not a lot of training in palliative care. ... One of my mentors, Art Schmale, MD, who trained both as an internist and as a psychiatrist and who was a pioneer in both palliative and end-of-life
Patients were randomized into one of four groups that differed by name (supportive care vs. ... Further compounding the problem is that palliative care often occurs at the end of life, oncologists may define it as end-of-life care, and hospice care has
In some cases subspecialists would lead PCMH-type care if, for example, a patient's health care needs are centered on complex single-organ issues, such as end stage renal disease. ... Improved quality of practice. A thriving primary care workforce can
Over time, fee-for-service could be completely replaced with models that pay based on the value of care provided. ... Patients could be encouraged to do more advance planning on end-of-life care.
Patients at the end of life, facing tough decisions and suffering from many symptoms, particularly need ideal medical care. ... Really, end-of-life care is not yet standardized,” said Stephen Bekanich, MD, a hospitalist and medical director of the
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