Program Targets Residents’ Views And Stresses When It Comes To End-Of-Life Care
Rising doctors learn new skills in dealing with terminally ill patients and their families. Meanwhile, The Associated Press offers the key things to know for doctor-patient conversations on critical care options.
Teaching Young Physicians How To Say No To Aggressive End-Of-Life Care
Nneka Sederstrom, director of the Center of Ethics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., about seven years ago noticed that medical residents at the hospital seemed overly stressed. She set out to discover why. (Castellucci, 4/19)
The Associated Press:
Medicare Aims To Foster Critical Care Talks With Doctors
Medicare wants more doctors and patients to talk about the tough care decisions that must be made if a person becomes seriously ill or incapacitated. The federal entity, which covers health care for people over age 65, has started reimbursing doctors for having face-to-face, advance care planning discussions about a patient's treatment preferences should they become unable to speak for themselves. (Murphy, 4/20)