Tag Archives: advance care planning

Dichotomous Endings: A Physician’s Personal Reflection

As a critical care physician I have led countless resuscitations, and in empathizing with each patient and family, I often reflect on my grandparents. Why did two people die in such dramatically different ways?

June 8, 2017

The Humanity In End-Of-Life Care

Palliative care has been increasing in prevalence, in part due to new value-based care incentives. However, there is a significant misunderstanding about what defines effective palliative care among patients and providers.

May 19, 2017

Time to Fashion A Quilt From The Patchwork Of Advance Care Planning

Given that 75 percent of people hospitalized with a critical illness cannot make their wishes known at that time, advance care planning is an important way for people to receive the care they want and avoid the care they don't want.

March 29, 2016