End-of-Life

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January 8, 2018
Having more hospice providers working with a nursing home doesn't necessarily reduce end-of-life hospitalizations, according to the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association .
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 PALTC environments. Health promotion, disease prevention, and medical surveillance in this...
Resolution and Position Statements
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...
Resolution and Position Statements
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...