How decision science can help with gut-wrenching medical choices
Patient decision aids might help with routine health choices. The science of decision-making also can help navigate ethically complex choices.
Some patients believe God wants them to suffer. How to respond.
When a patient gives religious reasons for refusing treatment, physicians can maintain their commitment to healing while respecting patient autonomy.
End-of-life care: What to do when physician colleagues disagree
Physicians may differ about how to proceed with care for critically ill patients during hand-offs. Consider a way forward using these four ideas.
What’s healthy dying? 6 steps on the path for doctors to know
For end-of-life care, learn more about the ways that physicians can help patients and families once life-saving interventions are exhausted.
Billing for end-of-life care talks grows, but barriers remain
Medicare now pays for end-of-life talks, yet early-stage data shows that claims are relatively low, with differences by specialty, geography.
Code of Medical Ethics: Caring for patients at the end of life
Find out how advance care planning can give patients peace of mind knowing that their physicians understand their wishes for care at the end of life.
4 skills from psychiatry that can improve end-of-life care
Helping patients express their values, concerns and preferences is vital in palliative care. Incorporating elements of psychiatric training can help.
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