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Quality and cost of care at the end of life

The importance of end-of-life discussions has been further underscored by the growing legal and regulatory expectation that health care teams remain patient-centered, engage patients in shared decision making, ... My observation is that most, if not all,
March 2015

End-of-life rallies

End-of-life rallies. Let's say your loved one is at the end of life. ... While no one is ready for her to die, this end-of-life process brings some solace.
April 2022

The ethics of end-of-life care erupt in the ICU

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
February 2008

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

Dr. Casey. While guidelines have been written in the past to address certain aspects of end-of-life care, such as the assessment and treatment of pain, no generic guidelines existed. ... But palliative care can and should also be delivered well before
March 2008

Physicians can help patients decide about end-of-life issues

To develop a meaningful shared decision regarding end-of-life issues, trust and time are paramount. ... at the end of life in the ICU in a coma or on a ventilator.
November 2009

Dementia care poses ethical quagmires

It never is.”. Toward the end of life, Dr. Tangalos said ethical questions arise regarding when to call a patient's hospitalization their last. ... Dr. Jokela added that nutrition is a big issue toward the end of life, when many patients with dementia
May 2020

Common palliative care practices may lack benefits

For patients at the very end of life, it can unnecessarily prolong the dying process. ... It's a small step that a physician can take to help make patients and families more comfortable, which is, after all, the goal of end-of-life care.
January 2016

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

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
September 2019

Pandemic provides impetus for POLSTs

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
January 2022

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

It was published as a supplement to Annals of Internal Medicine on Jan. ... ACP offers a variety of resources on opioid therapy in its Online Learning Center.
February 2019

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