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March 16, 2020
Sophie Arie hears from specialists in geriatrics about a new unit designed to relieve pressure on emergency departments and provide better care for older patients with […]
March 16, 2020
Patients’ wishes regarding goals of care should be assessed frequently, similar to assessments for distress, to ensure patients’ wishes are understood and followed at the end […]
March 16, 2020
Online programs may help to engage patients in advance care planning in outpatient settings. We sought to implement an online advance care planning program, PREPARE (Prepare […]
March 10, 2020
All medical care providers are legally and ethically bound to respect their patients’ wishes. However, as patients lose decision-making capacity and approach end of life, their […]
March 10, 2020
Clinicians must do more to screen for and intervene in cases of loneliness among older adults at the end-of-life – not only during the dying period, […]
March 10, 2020
When patients cannot make their own decisions about life-prolonging care, many doctors feel “moral distress” acting on the choices of surrogates like family members, a small […]