Navigation Links
Doctors Don't Ask About End-of-Life Plans, Study Finds
Date:4/2/2013

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- There is a lack of communication between doctors and their elderly patients about end-of-life plans, a new Canadian study reveals.

Medical charts documented such plans for only about 30 percent of those who had them, the investigators found.

"These sick, elderly patients on acute care hospital wards have thought about the kind of treatments that they would, or would not, want in the final days, have discussed it with family, and can clearly articulate a preference," said lead researcher Dr. Daren Heyland, scientific director of the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit at Kingston General Hospital in Ontario.

Yet, there has been little meaningful conversation with any member of the health care team, and inadequate documentation as well, Heyland added.

"As a consequence, the elicited preferences of treatments at the end of life only agreed with the order in the medical chart 30 percent of the time. The majority of the disagreement was that patients were saying 'keep me comfortable' and the medical record was saying they were 'for full resuscitation,'" he said.

This lack of engagement of health care professionals in having end-of-life conversations with their patients is not just a problem in Canada, but also in the United States, an expert said.

"I wish I could tell you I was surprised," said Dr. R. Sean Morrison, president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and director of the National Palliative Care Research Center.

"This has been a recurring problem in health care for many years," Morrison added.

The report was published April 1 in the online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine.

What the difference between the medical record and the expressed preferences of the family means is a crucial one, Heyland said.

"Patients will likely undergo intensification of care at the en
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Doctors Health Press Reports on Study: Apples, Pears, Leafy Green Vegetables Lower Risk of Stroke
2. Beaumont doctors call for training to reduce sudden cardiac arrest fatalities in schools
3. Many doctors do not provide tobacco cessation assistance to lung cancer patients
4. Corporate Whistle Blower Center Now Urges Physicians To Become A Whistleblower If They Can Prove A Medical Device Company Was Bribing Doctors To Increase Sales
5. Marijuana Doctors Announces Additions to Growing Roster of Doctors
6. Certain Parents Less Likely to Follow Doctors Advice: Poll
7. Online Reputation Management for Doctors- Embrace Before Mayhem
8. MyoNatural Announces New Offer for Chiropractors and Doctors Offices Around the US
9. Nurses provide care comparable to that of doctors for resolving health problems of low complexity
10. Patients Health Care Costs Unaffected by Doctors Sex: Study
11. Only one-third of parents follow doctors orders for kids all of the time
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Doctors Don't Ask About End-of-Life Plans, Study Finds
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... , ... Every year at this time, students prepare to go back to ... face the academic workload confronting them. They just don’t have the skills needed to ... teach students how to study. , “Bankers bank. Salesmen sell. Teachers teach. The job ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... announces Hand Free Pocket Cop, a safety invention that protects people from crime ... worth $31 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... , ... Ovarian cancer continues to be the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers. ... her lifetime is approximately 1 in 75. This year it is estimated that approximately ... , There is no test to detect ovarian cancer. A Pap test does ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... the pioneer in marine cosmetics introduces PIONNIÈRE XMF Perfection Youth Rich Cream ... cream combines breakthrough biotechnological anti-aging power with a lipid-replenishing marine oil for intense ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Canopy Partners, a North Carolina ... Inc. 5000 List, an independent ranking of the fastest- growing private companies ... this achievement puts Canopy in rarefied company. Over the years, this elite group ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:5 Essential Study Tips Every Student Needs for Academic Success but Schools Do Not Teach 2Health News:5 Essential Study Tips Every Student Needs for Academic Success but Schools Do Not Teach 3Health News:What Should You Be Watching As You Walk Alone At Night - World Patent Marketing's Hand Free Pocket Cop Invention 2Health News:What Should You Be Watching As You Walk Alone At Night - World Patent Marketing's Hand Free Pocket Cop Invention 3Health News:What Should You Be Watching As You Walk Alone At Night - World Patent Marketing's Hand Free Pocket Cop Invention 4Health News:What Should You Be Watching As You Walk Alone At Night - World Patent Marketing's Hand Free Pocket Cop Invention 5Health News:What Should You Be Watching As You Walk Alone At Night - World Patent Marketing's Hand Free Pocket Cop Invention 6Health News:What Should You Be Watching As You Walk Alone At Night - World Patent Marketing's Hand Free Pocket Cop Invention 7Health News:National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's DFW Chapter Features First Annual Teal Lights Display This Friday, September 4th, "National Wear Teal Day" 2Health News:National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's DFW Chapter Features First Annual Teal Lights Display This Friday, September 4th, "National Wear Teal Day" 3Health News:Phytomer announces PIONNIÈRE XMF Perfection Youth Rich Cream 2Health News:Phytomer announces PIONNIÈRE XMF Perfection Youth Rich Cream 3Health News:Phytomer announces PIONNIÈRE XMF Perfection Youth Rich Cream 4Health News:Canopy Partners Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List 2
... groups were thought to be rare, but recent studies ... the thin beauty ideal. As a result, experts expect ... ethnic groups. It is also suspected that eating disorders ... boys. Although research has shown that eating disorders ...
... of the Charmin Restrooms to ... Times Square This Holiday Season, NEW YORK, Nov. ... free, fully-staffed public restrooms,in New York City as the Charmin(R) Restrooms ... Shannon will inaugurate the stalls,with the ceremonial "first flush" and ribbon ...
... Family Caregiver,s Month; Announces Availability ... More than 34 Million Caregivers, PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. ... proud to support the more than 34 million,Americans caring for ... availability of its website. Designed to give caregivers the ...
... Flow Cytometry Portfolio Targeted at Fast Growing ... ... Nov. 19, Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: BEC ), a leading,developer ... A/S, a world leader in cancer diagnostics,announced today that Beckman Coulter ...
... REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 19 People grow ... is no different. SleepQuest, the leader in,at-home diagnostic ... growing pains which accompany rapid growth by moving ... INC. Magazine,s 5000 Fastest Growing Private,Companies in America, ...
... GNC is joining St. Jude Children,s,Research Hospital as ... is the fourth year for the national campaign and ... in the effort. Thanks and Giving was created ... Thomas and her siblings, Terre and Tony,Thomas, the children ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Eating disorders in adolescents 2Health News:Eating disorders in adolescents 3Health News:Video: Charmin's Gift That Keeps on Giving! 2Health News:Resource to Help Care for Aging Parents Now Available Nationwide 2Health News:Resource to Help Care for Aging Parents Now Available Nationwide 3Health News:Beckman Coulter to Acquire Flow Cytometry Instrumentation Business From Dako 2Health News:Beckman Coulter to Acquire Flow Cytometry Instrumentation Business From Dako 3Health News:SleepQuest Continues Growth, Moves Headquarters 2Health News:GNC Joins St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) to Kick Off Fourth Annual Thanks And Giving(R) Campaign, Asking America to Help Save Children's Lives While Shopping for the Holidays 2Health News:GNC Joins St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) to Kick Off Fourth Annual Thanks And Giving(R) Campaign, Asking America to Help Save Children's Lives While Shopping for the Holidays 3
(Date:9/1/2015)... 2, 2015 The latest ... clinical trials review of H2, 2015 provides an ... objective to enhance decision making capabilities of active ... on Keratoconus market clinical trials review spread across ... / government organizations and supported with 43 tables ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Calif. , Sept. 1, 2015  Amgen ... collaboration with Novartis in the areas of Alzheimer,s ... entry into Alzheimer,s disease by teaming up with ... disease program directed at genetically predisposed individuals at ... Amgen to focus on the commercialization of its ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... PARK, Calif. , Sept. 1, 2015 ... device company that is providing innovative evidence-based solutions for ... company has submitted its preliminary response to the Patent ... petitions for inter partes review (IPR), filed by ... of certain claims in U.S. Patent No. 8,359,102 (the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Keratoconus Market Clinical Trials Review H2 2015 Global Research Report 2Keratoconus Market Clinical Trials Review H2 2015 Global Research Report 3Keratoconus Market Clinical Trials Review H2 2015 Global Research Report 4Keratoconus Market Clinical Trials Review H2 2015 Global Research Report 5Amgen Enters Into Neuroscience Collaboration With Novartis For Alzheimer's Disease And Migraine Programs 2Amgen Enters Into Neuroscience Collaboration With Novartis For Alzheimer's Disease And Migraine Programs 3Amgen Enters Into Neuroscience Collaboration With Novartis For Alzheimer's Disease And Migraine Programs 4Amgen Enters Into Neuroscience Collaboration With Novartis For Alzheimer's Disease And Migraine Programs 5Amgen Enters Into Neuroscience Collaboration With Novartis For Alzheimer's Disease And Migraine Programs 6Amgen Enters Into Neuroscience Collaboration With Novartis For Alzheimer's Disease And Migraine Programs 7Amgen Enters Into Neuroscience Collaboration With Novartis For Alzheimer's Disease And Migraine Programs 8Amgen Enters Into Neuroscience Collaboration With Novartis For Alzheimer's Disease And Migraine Programs 9Nevro Announces Submission of Preliminary Response to the Patent Trial and Appeals Board 2
Expressions lets you change your eye color with lenses that offer incredible comfort and outstanding vision quality. Expression color lenses use a technologically advanced tinting process to produce ...
Modern, innovative and quick Intense Pulsed Light system. The Flash 1 is light and very compact, thus easily portable. Available in two different colors....
... for the physician who wishes to offer ... of clinical applications. The innovative cooled Nd:YAG ... treaent of deeper lying veins. The IPL ... and pigmented lesions, including IPL Skin Treaents ...
Available in Purple, orange, dark blue, yellow, gray, royal blue, green and light blue colors....
Medicine Products: