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Documentation of Advance Care Planning for Community-Dwelling Elders
Advance planning for end-of-life care has gained acceptance, but actual end-of-life care is often incongruent with patients' previously stated goals. We assessed the flow of advance care planning information from patients ...
An Intervention to Improve Respiratory Therapists' Comfort With End-of-Life Care
BACKGROUND: Respiratory therapists (RTs) are often involved in treating seriously ill and dying patients, but receive little instruction in end-of-life care. Prompted by several difficult cases, we developed an interdisciplinary ...
The Quality of Care Provided to Hospitalized Patients at the End of Life
Patients in American hospitals receive intensive medical treatments. However, when lifesaving treatments are unsuccessful, patients often die in the hospital with distressing symptoms while receiving burdensome care. ...