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Hospital uses a time-out to clarify advance directives

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Dec 17, 2014

Increased emphasis on advance care planning brings the need for better education, for patients and physicians, about tools such as advance directives, living wills and do-not-resuscitate orders, experts said. Studies show there can be confusion about what these documents do, so the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Hamot developed a "resuscitation pause" and a series of questions for patients or their representatives to allow physicians to clarify the intent of advance directives. Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (11/30)


ICU physician: Hospitals prolong death at end-of-life

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Dec 17, 2014

Survey: End-of-life care issues cause distress for ICU staff

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Dec 19, 2014

Palliative care access expanding in Calif.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Dec 19, 2014

Talking about patients' impending death difficult for many physicians

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Dec 17, 2014

Nursing home patients with dementia continue statin drugs as disease worsens

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Dec 17, 2014

Health expert with cancer says palliative care is helping her choose wisely

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Dec 19, 2014

Experts: Integrated care must replace fragmented U.S. health system

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Dec 19, 2014

N.Y. state has low level of hospice use, referrals

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Dec 19, 2014

List IDs top 5 physician, patient issues for 2015

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Dec 17, 2014


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