Few care guidelines exist for heart patients near end of life – Becker’s Hospital Review

Few care guidelines exist for heart patients near end of life
Becker’s Hospital Review
While clinical advancements in cardiology have dramatically extended the lives of patients with heart disease in the last 50 years, few guidelines exist to inform end-of-life care for these patients, reports The New York Times. Many heart patients

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End-of-life care is the third rail of health-care debates. – National Review


National Review

End-of-life care is the third rail of health-care debates.
National Review
Editor's note: Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, a conservative writer and a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is writing a series of columns on uncomfortable truths about health care in America. Some will make conservatives more uncomfortable

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How Health Care Providers Can Ensure Patients’ End-of-Life Wishes Are Known – Harvard Business Review


Harvard Business Review

How Health Care Providers Can Ensure Patients' End-of-Life Wishes Are Known
Harvard Business Review
The physician attending to him did not have access to the details of Mr. M's medical history or end-of life-wishes, since his hospital and primary care physician had different electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Mr. M later experienced

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Talking about Death – Boston Review


Boston Review

Talking about Death
Boston Review
The initial concern of these end-of-life professionals is the frequent mismatch between how people wish to die and how they actually die. Some people receive much more aggressive medical care than they want, while others receive less aggressive

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Medicare now pays for end-of-life consultations: 7 things to know – Becker’s Hospital Review

Medicare now pays for end-of-life consultations: 7 things to know
Becker’s Hospital Review
… for the end-of-life consultations last year. 3. That year, 574,621 Medicare beneficiaries participated in end-of-life consultations and nearly 23,000 providers submitted approximately $93 million in charges, according to the report, which cites new

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Study: Added reimbursement for home hospice care can improve end-of-life care – Becker’s Hospital Review

Study: Added reimbursement for home hospice care can improve end-of-life care
Becker’s Hospital Review
A new Service Intensity Add-on payment introduced by CMS in 2016 for end-of-life palliative care could potentially increase home visits by registered nurses or social workers in the last seven days of life, according to a study published in the Journal

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Prognostic variables and scores identifying the end of life in COPD: a systematic review – Dove Medical Press

Prognostic variables and scores identifying the end of life in COPD: a systematic review
Dove Medical Press
Introduction: COPD is a major cause of mortality, and the unpredictable trajectory of the disease can bring challenges to end-of-life care. We aimed to investigate known prognostic variables and scores that predict prognosis in COPD in a systematic

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Charlie Gard’s Parents Assert Their Parental Rights but More Than That – National Review


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Charlie Gard's Parents Assert Their Parental Rights but More Than That
National Review
Over the years, parental rights have been integral to arguments for abortion rights. Pro-lifers are correct to call out double standards, as in this case. If parental rights are said to be sacrosanct when parents want to end the life of their child but
In British Baby's Case, Catholic Views Aren't So Clear-CutNew York Times
Fundraiser by Connie Yates : Charlie Gard #charliesfight – GoFundMeGoFundMe
Vatican's Academy for Life issues statement on baby Charlie GardVatican Radio

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‘Death Café’ serves up end-of-life discussion – Half Moon Bay Review

'Death Café' serves up end-of-life discussion
Half Moon Bay Review
On first consideration, death may not seem a topic that is likely to come up over tea and cake. Yet that is what has happened around the world, more than 4,000 times in fact, as more and more people seem to crave a lively conversation on death.

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‘Homeward Bound’ addresses the end of life – Herald & Review


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'Homeward Bound' addresses the end of life
Herald & Review
DECATUR – Amy Ziettlow received a phone call from her college friend Julie seeking advice during a family dilemma. Julie's ex-stepmother was going through a difficult surgery. Although they lived several states apart and no longer had a mother-child …

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