This month, we will discuss various approaches to palliative care in the ED, by watching the following videocast, and reviewing the papers listed below. We will also be briefly discussing health services research during this lecture.
Click here to watch Ashley Shreves of SMARTEM give a lecture about palliative care in the ED.
Papers to be reviewed:
O’Mahoney et al. Preliminary Report of a Palliative Care and Case Management Project in an Emergency Department for Chronically Ill Elderly Patients. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, Vol. 85, No. 3
Richards et al. Palliative Care Symptom Assessment for Patients with Cancer in the Emergency Department: Validation of the Screen for Palliative and End-of-Life Care Needs in the Emergency Department Instrument. JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE Volume 14, Number 6, 2011