Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Disconnect between POLST orders and end-of-life care
Do physician orders for life-sustaining treatment correlate with ICU admissions and invasive life-sustaining treatment at the end of life?
Postop palliative care may improve outcomes for those undergoing high-risk surgery
Does palliative care consultation improve perception of care for high-risk surgery patients?
Hospitalists play key role in advance care planning
It’s important to distinguish advance care planning from advance directives.
High-flow nasal cannula improves dyspnea in palliative care patients with respiratory failure
Does a high-flow nasal cannula improve acute dyspnea in palliative care patients?
Hospitalists innovate in ICU management
Hospitalists helped develop and staff critical care programs to optimize patient care during the pandemic.
Early palliative care consultation in the medical ICU
Does early palliative care consultation in critically ill patients lead to early establishment of code status and positively impact care?
Palliative care and hospital medicine partnerships in the pandemic
Partnerships among hospital medicine and palliative care teams thrive on mutually shared core values of patient centered care.
Performance status, molecular testing key to metastatic cancer prognosis
“The applicability of clinical trials data to hospitalized patients is generally poor. That’s an important caveat to keep in mind.”
Consensus document reviews determination of brain death
The recommendations are the minimum criteria for the determination of brain death or death by neurologic criteria.
Value of palliative care shines clearly in a crisis
Hospitalists have played key roles in clarifying and redefining the new role for palliative care during the pandemic.