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Series about long-term acute care shines light on families' "Impossible Choice"

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

Reporter Joanne Faryon captures the agony experienced by thousands of families whose loved ones are in minimally conscious states and rely on a ventilator or tracheostomy and feeding tube, writes Dr. Kyle Edmonds. The video series underlines the importance of discussions about care goals and advance planning, increased access to palliative care and matching treatments with goals, according to Edmonds. Doctors should hear "the phrase 'do everything' as an emotional statement to be explored and not a medical directive," Edmonds writes. Pallimed blog (11/22)


N.C. hospice asks people to share a goal from their bucket list

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

Review articles from the recent issue of JPSM

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

Experts debate whether U.S. faces physician shortage

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

Short hospital stay reimbursement reform outlined in draft bill

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

CMS proposes formulary disclosure, appeal rules for health plans

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

CMS proposes shorter ACA enrollment period

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

SmartBrief will not publish Nov. 28

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

Attend the 2015 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly Feb. 25-28 in Philadelphia

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014


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