Tag Archives for Palliative care
Is There Such Thing as “Too Much” Care?
Categories: Health Care, Hospitals, Long Term Care, Medical News
Among the many dilemmas faced by physicians in today’s healthcare system, one of the trickiest is deciding how much care is enough – and how much is too much. Armed with ever evolving technology and treatment options, and without clear…
Tags: healthcare accountability, Home Care, hospice, Hospitals, Long Term Care, Palliative care
Too Old and Too Sick for Treatment?
Categories: Aging, Health Care, Hospitals
My visceral reaction to the latest report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which avers that aggressive care for dying patients is often futile- is nausea. Their findings: Even though a large percentage of Medicare cancer patients represent poor prognoses, health…
Tags: cancer, Center for Health Policy Research, chemotherapy, Dartmouth Atlas Project, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, David Goodman, Death Panels, disease, doctors, feeding tubes, health care facilities, hospice, intensive care, intubation, Medicare, oncology, Palliative care, patients, Sarah Palin
Defining Palliative Care
Categories: Aging, Alzheimers/Dementia, Family, Health Care, Long Term Care, Medical News, Rehab
Barely half the hospitals in the USA have palliative care programs. If you aren’t sure what palliative care is, that’s part of the problem. Palliative care is a care program that includes management of pain and other debilitating symptoms and…
Tags: assisted living facilities, care program, hospice care, pain management, Palliative care