End-of-Life

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May 30, 2017
As the disease progresses in patients with dementia, it is recommended that goals of care be reassessed to meet changing needs. Especially as these patients near end-of-life, goals generally shift from disease-targeted therapies to a more palliative...
November 22, 2016
My residency in family medicine at McLaren-Flint Family Practice introduced me to geriatrics and planted the seed of interest in the sub-specialty. I was exposed to a two-month geriatrics block that included post-acute and long-term care management...
September 28, 2016
In recent years, Physicians’ Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments (POLST) forms have been seen as an important way to honor the end-of-life wishes of frail elderly or terminally ill patients who cannot speak for themselves. But while the goal of...
This is Domain II of V of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine's Competencies Curriculum for Attending Physicians Practicing in Post-Acute and Long Term Care . See below for information on content included in Domain II,...
This session will discuss evidence-based recommendations for the care of persons with dementia and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the PA/LTC environments. Health promotion, disease prevention, and medical surveillance in this...
Resolution J-16 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , that AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine create a White Paper to address policies around the provision of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in nursing homes and education of...
March 6, 2016
AMDA Board Member Kevin O'Neil, MD, CMD, talks about the top three clinical areas AMDA has identified on which assisted living providers need to focus.
February 22, 2016
AMDA Board of Directors member Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, authors a blog on a new Dartmouth Atlas Project, "Our Parents, Ourselves," which discusses the aging population and its health concerns across the U.S., especially around end-of-life care. He...
American Geriatrics Society American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine American Medical Directors Association National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Background At least one in four Americans dies in a nursing home, and...
White Paper C08, Becomes Policy March 2008 Background Trends in End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes Increasing numbers of Americans spend their last days in long term care, with a rise expected from 25% in 1998 to 40% by 2020. 1 For those with...