Search Tag: End-of-Life

Executive Health Management

Video About End-of-Life Procedures Informs Decisions of Terminally Ill Patients

2015 20 Feb

A video which describes assistive and resuscitation procedures, such as CPR and intubation, helps seriously ill older patients to decide whether they want such interventions performed by their physicians if they experience a life-threatening event such as cardiac arrest. The decision-support tool, developed by the Video Images of Disease for Ethical... Read more

ICU Management

End-of-Life Care in ICUs: Practices Vary Amongst Asian Doctors

2015 14 Jan

Results of an Asia-wide survey show that attitudes and practices surrounding end-of-life care for patients in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) varied widely amongst physicians on the continent. The survey covered 1,465 physicians (physician response rate of 59.6 percent), who manage patients in 466 ICUs (ICU response rate of 59.4 percent) in 16... Read more

ICU Management

What Can Doctors Ethically Do To Ease Suffering Of The Dying?

2014 04 Aug

The death of a loved one is often an ordeal and a tragedy for those who witness it, as death is not merely the end of a life, but also the end of an existence, the loss of a unique individual who is special and irreplaceable. Ethical unease arises as the dying patient falls prey to death throes and to the manifestations of ebbing life and the physician... Read more

ICU Management

The Cost and Quality Conundrum of American End-of-Life Care

2013 05 Jun

At first glance, America is making great strides toward a medical and cultural shift in its approach to end-of-life care: More and more providers are recognizing the benefits of hospice, more people are dying at home, and many health care organizations are institutionalizing the discussions between providers and patients that would help patients... Read more