end of life care

End-of-life care planning advancements: What health execs should know
End-of-life care planning advancements: What health execs should knowMore awareness and new state laws regarding end-of-life treatment are affecting treatment approaches. Here’s what you need to know.
Why end-of-life care planning is a necessary servicePhysicians must confront these difficult conversations
Is end-of-life planning truly necessary?
Is end-of-life planning truly necessary?Do you know what treatments your patients would want if they became seriously or even terminally ill?
Five imitation-worthy palliative care programsHere's how five health plans are successfully approaching palliative care.
Can data analytics aid in end-of-life care decisions?When it comes to clinicians discussing end-of-life care with patients and their families, too often decisions must be made quickly. Here’s how data analytics can help.
The integral role of primary care in end-of-life care
The integral role of primary care in end-of-life careWhen it comes to end-of-life issues across all ages, the primary care physician(s) who know the family best should have an integral role in the formal bedside decision-making process. Furthermore, primary care physicians should be compensated for the time it takes at the bedside to assist in directing the best care for these patients.
First take: Why we should reimburse end-of-life discussionsIn this First Take, Linda Cornfield, MD writes how she discusses end-of-life care with patients and their families. End-of-life care is an important and complicated conversation to have with patients and they need help finding their way down this path.
End-of-life care: The growing role of PCPsChanging payment models means primary care physicians will increasingly take part in palliative care
Nurses more pessimistic than physicians in regard to end-of-life careCan patients die a dignified death in a hospital? A recent study shows physicians and nurses have different perceptions.
Physicians may soon be paid for end-of-life discussionsThe American Medical Association (AMA) has submitted codes that could finally lead to Medicare reimbursement for end-of-life and advanced care conversations, five years after a previous effort was squashed when the talks were labeled “death panels.”