Search results for "End of Life"
Our words matter
Difficult conversations offer moments when physicians can be true healers and provide empathy, compassion, and comfort through something as simple as their words.
1 Mar 2023
New ACP toolkit offers resources on delivering patient-centered end-of-life care
The toolkit is exclusive to ACP members and requires a login for access.
18 Jun 2019
Updated ACP Ethics Manual addresses genetic testing, telemedicine, end-of-life care
The seventh edition of the ACP Ethics Manual reaffirms ethical tenets of medicine and reexamines their application in changing circumstances.
15 Jan 2019
Finding meaning in medicine via spirituality
Faith and spirituality can serve as a way to deal with stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, the consequences of a diagnosis, or the difficulties of being a physician.
1 Oct 2022
ACP releases High Value Care advice for communicating about end-of-life care goals
Physician-patient communication about goals of care is a low-risk, high-value intervention for patients with a life-threatening illness, ACP recently advised in a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
11 Nov 2014
Pandemic provides impetus for POLSTs
ACP Advance: COVID-19 Recovery Program helps practices use team-based quality improvement to improve systems of care for patients with or at risk for COVID-19.
1 Jan 2022
Extended-release morphine didn't improve breathlessness in COPD
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) randomized to two different doses of morphine or placebo for three weeks reported similar effects on breathlessness, an Australian trial found. Their step count also didn't change.
29 Nov 2022
Quality and cost of care at the end of life
Success in end-of-life care begins with how effectively physicians communicate with patients and their loved ones.
1 Mar 2015
Most doctors delay end-of-life talks with terminal patients who feel well
High-dose seasonal flu vaccine approved
12 Jan 2010
More at-home deaths in Medicare patients, but also more end-of-life ICU stays
More Medicare patients died at home in 2009 than in 2000, but there was also an increase in intensive care use during the last 30 days of life, a new study found.
12 Feb 2013