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Group issues new decision-making guidelines to prevent ICU conflicts

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

The American Thoracic Society released new guidelines for ICU decision-making to prevent conflicts between hospital staff and family members. The guidelines, supported by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, are published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. They call for medical staff and family involvement in deciding treatment of critically ill patients, proactive communication, and the early use of experts such as palliative care and ethics consultants if conflicts arise. eMPR.com (05/18) Medscape (free registration) (05/15)


Mich. hospice program lets patients stay on treatments

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | May 15, 2015

Physicians look for better ways to deliver bad news to patients

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

Fla. hospital uses EHRs to boost advance directives

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | May 15, 2015

Parents want honest appraisal when children have poor cancer prognosis

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

Volandes: Hawaii plan shifts priority to end-of-life discussions

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | May 15, 2015

N.J. survey highlights areas where caregivers need help

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | May 15, 2015

Hospice, palliative quality measures have broad application

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

Research finds many U.S. elderly lack support system

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

Review articles from the recent issue of JPSM

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | May 20, 2015


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