2015 Poster Sessions

A Brief End-of-Life Communication Curriculum for Internal Medicine Interns

Internal Medicine Interns are the physicians spending the most time with hospitalized patients, frequently assisting with end-of-life (EOL) decision-making. However, most report feeling ill-equipped for these situations. We sought to ...

Advance Care Planning in a Tertiary Care Cancer Center

This poster will present the approach to institution-wide implementation of advance care planning (ACP) at our tertiary care cancer center. The Departments of Patient Support and Advocacy and Supportive Care ...

Advanced Illness Management in the Emergency Department

Patients with advanced illnesses visit our emergency rooms everyday without ever having had a discussion with their health care providers regarding their goals of care (GOC) and advanced directives (AD). ...

Alternative Healing “Tools” for Caregivers

The "Healing Hands for Caregivers" program is designed for family caregivers, Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers and Staff members. These 5 simple "tools" are based on energy healing techniques and ...

Analysis of a Palliative Care Unit's Operational Metrics

North Shore University Hospital has a 10-bed palliative care unit (PCU) with up to six dedicated in-patient hospice beds. We conducted a retrospective review of operational metrics to provide better ...

An Assessment of Palliative Care Beliefs & Knowledge

This study evaluated the level of perceived competency and knowledge regarding palliative care among healthcare personnel at a 7-hospital not-for-profit healthcare system; and determined if there was a significant difference ...

A Palliative Nurse Practitioner Intervention to Improve Advance Care Planning and Supportive Care in Patients with Advanced Cancer

The simultaneous care model for palliative care provides high quality care for patients with serious illness. Unfortunately, the U.S. healthcare system falls short of this goal, even in patients with ...

A PC Team’s Journey Toward Discovering their own GOC

Burnout became an imminent concern for an interdisciplinary palliative care team in a large hospital. The critical events of excessive workload and leadership/staffing changes impacted self-care strategies and compromised the ...

Are Families Satisfied After Receiving “Bad News”?

This study was designed to describe the impact of PC family meetings on family satisfaction in our inner-city community teaching hospital. Methods: Families of patients participating in initial family meetings ...

Association of Cancer Related Fatigue with Other Symptoms and Quality of Life

Fatigue with other symptoms affects quality of life (QOL) in advanced cancer patients. This study looks into the factors associated with fatigue, its impact on QOL at baseline and predictors ...

A System Approach to Inpatient Palliative Care Services

Ministry Health Care has recognized the need to expand the reach of palliative care services and identified these services as a strategic imperative. Palliative Care aligns well with the values ...

Benefits of Palliative Care Consultation in a Medical ICU

Background: It has already been documented that inpatient palliative care consultation(PCC) can reduce length of stay(LOS) and costs among seriously-ill individuals admitted to medical intensive care units(MICU). More information on ...

Building a Rural Ambulatory Palliative Care Program

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is the sole academic medical center in the northeast Texas region providing ambulatory palliative care services to 28 underserved rural counties. ...

Building the Business Case for Ambulatory PC Clinic

This poster summarizes our efforts to devise a sustainable business plan for an outpatient palliative care clinic housed in Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute. We will share ...

CARE: A Model for Doctor-Surrogate Decision Making

Much has been written about the importance of the “Doctor-Patient” relationship and the obligations it demands. A majority of attention has been paid to the various steps, checklists, and algorithms ...

CARES - Palliative Care Program in the Nursing Home

Caring About Residents' Experiences and Symptoms (CARES) is a collaborative approach to provided palliative care in the nursing home. Sentara Life Care and Eastern Virginia Medical School partnered together to ...

Caring for Vulnerable Geriatric Patients with OASIS

Elder Orphans are aged, community-dwelling individuals who are socially and/or physically isolated, without a known family member or designated surrogate. They are at high risk for failure to thrive and ...

Characterizing the Role of Pharmacists in Palliative Care

A crucial component of palliative care is the provision of services to a patient by an interdisciplinary team. This team is often comprised of a physician, a registered nurse, a ...

Charting the Sacred: Palliative Care Chaplaincy

This poster will present the three stage development of an electronic charting system designed to capture the data from “sacred” encounters between palliative care patients and palliative care chaplains in ...

Collaborative Team Activity Improves Outcomes

Palliative Care project teams tested and implemented various screening and intervention tools to improve care coordination, communication and care transitions. The tools implemented included ESAS, PPS, and LACE. We also ...

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