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Asking about end-of-life care when patients can still answer

Asking about end-of-life care when patients can still answer

It's a scene at plays out all too often in hospitals across the United States. A stroke leaves a frail senior incapacitated, lying in a hospital bed. Family members gather around, but no one can say for sure what their relative wants for her end-of-life care, and no advance directive or healthcare power of attorney is on file for her.

PACE serves as example of what works in long-term care

PACE serves as example of what works in long-term care

There's a tenet in healthcare that runs deep: a patient's relationship with his or her doctor is sacred.This core value is an important piece of one of the hottest topics in healthcare today: coordination of care.

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