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May 3, 2018

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Think about having a difficult conversation with someone where they may get upset or angry. It makes you tense and anxious just thinking about it. An upcoming Society webinar is designed to ease this stress and make difficult conversations—at least those about “Advance Care Planning in Long-Term Care”—easier and less stressful. Co-...

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April 25, 2018

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Traditional advance directives like the living will and power of attorney express patient choices in general terms for their medical care. More recent directives, such as physician order for life-sustaining treatment (POLST), are actually medical order sets for reflecting what the patient's preferences for care...

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April 17, 2018

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It seems only fitting that Alice Bonner, PhD, APRN, GNP, Associate Professor at Northeastern University, is the first nurse practitioner (NP) to serve on the...

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April 11, 2018

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Rajeev Kumar, MD, FACP, CMD, who was recently elected Society Secretary, brings a lot of baggage to his new position; but it’s all the good kind—experience,...

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April 5, 2018

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When he was in medical school, David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, knew he would be a cardiologist. But like many of his Society colleagues, an introduction to post-...

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March 15, 2018

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Wayne S. Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, knows how to talk…and to listen. In addition to his work as Chief Medical Officer, Continuing Care, at Lahey Health, he hosts a cable talk show in Burlington, MA, called “Your Senior Moment.” Now he is bringing his skills to a new Society Podcast: AMDA On-The-...

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March 8, 2018

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Many Society members look forward to Saturday afternoon at the Annual Conference—not because the meeting is winding down but because the House of Delegates (HoD) meeting is gearing up. As you approach the room where...

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February 28, 2018

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Each day, 10,000 people turn 65; and they enter a phase of life that includes multimorbidty, functional impairment, and transitions from the hospital to PALTC facilities. While a growing number of practitioners have chosen to focus on this setting as their...

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February 23, 2018

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Having completed fellowships in geriatrics and infectious diseases, Theresa Rowe, DO, MS, knows all about the importance of understanding and controlling infections in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities. She also knows the challenges practitioners and their teams face...

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February 15, 2018

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One common trait that great team leaders share is that they never stop learning or pursuing new skills. Timothy Paden, MD,...