Search results for "End-of-life care"

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Lebron James and medical ethics, let me explain

Most of us contemplate ponderous ethical dilemmas, such as end-of-life care, allocation of the limited supply of organs for transplant or our unequal access to health care. ... Members of the American College of Physicians contribute posts from their own
August 2020

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
August 2020

Talking points on palliative care address public, patients

Palliative care is too often confused with end-of-life care and hospice in the minds of the public, professionals and policymakers,” he said. ... Morrison said. Previous efforts to garner public support for palliative care have tried to change
June 2011

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
August 2020

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
August 2020

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
August 2020

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:.
August 2020

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
August 2020

'Mrs. Perkins' is why we have astronomical health care costs in America

things to be admired about the top notch acute care we provide in the U.S., we are quite unique with how we manage end-of-life care. ... There also needs to be far higher public awareness of end-of life care, sensible and considerate, devoid of terms
August 2020

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
August 2020

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