End-Of-Life - McKnight's Long Term Care News


Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, November 13

Flu shot may protect heart bypass patients during recovery … New device can “spray paint” drug-imbued fiber bandages on wounds … Less affluent patients more likely to be discharged to SNF after hip replacement … Project that fulfills end-of-life wishes found to be affordable, sustainable

Also in the News for Tuesday, April 21

Maintenance worker accused of stealing $17,000 from assisted living resident … Medicare beneficiaries should sign end-of-life directives, Jeb Bush says … Tylenol may hamper emotions, study finds

Dr. Angelo Volandes

What ‘do everything’ can mean

The day I met Mrs. Bartlett at my hospital, she was an 89-year-old long-stay nursing home resident with moderate-to-severe dementia who was being transferred to my hospitalist service for shortness of breath. Her family had never discussed what kind of medical care she would want.

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