V7-4: Heart and Stroke Patients and their Families Benefit

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are following anew policy, which stresses the important of palliative and hospice care for patients with advanced heart disease and those who have a stroke. The associations recommend an early start to palliative care and referral to hospice when patients can benefit …

Glorious Unfolding

Every Wednesday morning, at our office we have an Interdisciplinary Group Meeting in our conference room. We discuss, one-by-one, each of the patients’ cases. It is fascinating – especially if you’ve had any medical training – or ever wanted to have any of it. We open and close each of …

Aug / Sept / Oct 2016 Newsletter

Recent Prognosis Discussion Improves Advanced Cancer Patients’ Understanding of Terminal Illness Patients with advanced cancer who have recent or ongoing discussions of prognosis/life expectancy with their oncologists have an improved and more accurate understanding of their illness, making them better prepared for informed end-of-life care decision making, according to a …