We live in an aging nation and world. More people will experience serious illness, and it is possible to help people live well in the face of serious illness, get the care they want, and avoid the care they don't want.
This podcast focuses on aspects of care influenced by cultural values and beliefs.
Interdisciplinary Case Conference: An 83-year-old woman with dementia and weight loss — Russell K. Portenoy, MD, et al.
This podcast will describe the interdisciplinary assessment and management of a complex patient with advanced dementia and weight loss, who is facing a decision to withdraw or withdraw and restart artificial nutrition.
Professor’s Rounds: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management of Delirium in Palliative Care — Eduardo Bruera, MD, FAAHPM
The purpose of this podcast is to provide education to clinicians on the frequency, clinical presentation, contributors, assessment, and management of delirium in the palliative care setting.
Interdisciplinary Case Conference: COPD, Dementia, and a Distressed Family — Russell K. Portenoy, MD, et al.
The purpose of this podcast is to describe the interdisciplinary assessment and management of a complex patient with advanced pulmonary disease and dementia, with a focus on the patient and family as the unit of care.
Professor’s Rounds: Embracing the Complexity of End-of-Life Care: What Advance Directives Are Not Enough? — Joan M. Teno, MD, MS
At the end of this podcast, the participant will appreciate that advance directives are important, but not sufficient to change end-of-life care. Rather, complex interventions are needed that are aimed from the individual to the state government.
Interdisciplinary Case Conference: Pain and Substance Use Disorder in a Complicated “Survivor” — Russell K. Portenoy, MD, et al.
The purpose of this podcast is to describe the interdisciplinary approach to the assessment and management of chronic pain in a patient with an indolent cancer and a history of substance use disorder.
This podcast aims to inspire nurses working in a palliative and hospice care system to take a leadership role in transforming care in the direction of the Quadruple Aim.
Triple Aim includes a focus enhancing patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs and is widely accepted as a compass to optimize health system performance. Yet nurses and physicians and other members of the healthcare workforce report widespread burnout and dissatisfaction, which are associated with lower patient satisfaction, reduced health outcomes, and possible increased costs.
Interdisciplinary Case Conference: A 76-year-old Man with Progressive Renal Insufficiency — Russell K. Portenoy, MD, et al.
The purpose of this podcast is to describe both evidence-based practice and collaborative practice undertaken by a professional team--physician, nurse, and social worker--providing ongoing care for the patient with severe and progressive renal dysfunction.
The purpose of this podcast is to facilitate ongoing learning for early recognition, diagnosis, and management of oncologic emergencies in the palliative care setting.