2015 Poster Sessions

Systems BRIDGES: Community outreach for Asian population

The Asian community is one of the country’s fastest growing demographics, and in New York City, Asians are now 12% of the population. Despite their growing numbers, the Asian community ...

The Challenges of End of Life Care for Homeless Veterans

Homeless veterans approaching the end of life (EOL) may not be getting the care they need. This study surveyed existing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program providers for an overview ...

The Comfort Care Home & Mercy Doula Training Program: Giving Individuals The Ability To Die With Dignity

Palliative care embraces the principle that care for the dying must be equitable and accessible to all, and will deliver care based on the expressed value of most Americans-to die ...

The Family Meeting: A “Procedure” for Medicine Residents

To improve palliative care (PC) in our ICUs, our healthcare system has implemented a version of the IPAL-ICU, Care and Communication Bundle, which requires an interdisciplinary family meeting by day ...

The FM Effect on EoL Decisions for AAs by Medical Surrogates

FM=Family Meeting; EoL=End-of-Life; AA=African American; LW=Living Will; LOS=Length of hospital stay; PCT=Palliative Care Team A Retrospective pilot study of 96 EMRs of incapacitated, hospitalized, AA suffering with life limiting illnesses ...

The Forgotten Organ Donor: A Call for Greater Palliative Care Involvement

Organ donation has evolved over past 40 years as optimal therapy for patients with end organ disease. Recent efforts have increased available organs, particularly through the expansion of donation after ...

The Impact of Palliative Care Decisions at Hospital Discharge on RA

This study describes the impact of early palliative care (PC) hospital consultation and the discharge plan of care on the rate of readmission (RA). Objectives: 1) compare RA rates and ...

The Integration of Palliative Care in Rural Tennessee

Maury Regional Medical Center is located in Columbia, Tennessee and is licensed for 255 acute care beds. MRMC is the largest hospital between Nashville, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama. MRMC serves ...

The PCIA and access to palliative care in terminal patients

Background: Studies have shown that over 50% of end of life discussions take place for the first time in the hospital and that terminal patients often have unrealistic views regarding ...

The Tipping Point Demands a Return to Primary Palliative Care: System and Continuum Wide Education Using the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Curriculum

As Palliative Care programs mature, the need to empower frontline providers to address primary Palliative Care needs increases. For institutions in rural states with a broad geographic referral base, an ...

The WellMed Bridges in Complex Care Program: Comprehensive Palliative Care Across the Continuum

The WellMed’s “Bridges” community-based palliative care program launched in San Antonio in August 2013.The Palliative care team, which consists of RNs, LVNs, MAs, SWs, NPs and MDs, utilize a multi-disciplinary ...

Transforming the Experience of People with Advanced Illness at a Health System

Using a collaborative structure, seventeen teams from inpatient, outpatient, and service line settings developed reliable processes to identify patients with advanced illness, conducted conversations with patients and their families to ...

Transforming the Transdisciplinary Model

Objectives: Identify how to expand the scope of service and decrease compassion fatigue Background: Compassion fatigue can lead to unexpected sick days and turnover. The risk of compassion fatigue for ...

Use of Volunteers in Hospital-Based Palliative Care

The Presence St. Mary's Hospital Palliative Care practitioners were encountering a number of patients in the hospital with no visitors, little to no social interaction and, at times, going through ...

Using Accessibility of Email to Address Grief & Loss

It is difficult to provide a timely debrief for clinicians following a patient death in the acute care setting, due to conflicting schedules, staffing demands and the logistics of patient ...

Using Case Conflict to Improve Consulting Relationships

A clinical case in the Intensive Care Unit generated conflict about how to manage acute urinary retention in a dying patient whose goals of care were ambiguous. Initial communication around ...

Using the “Surprise Question” in Primary Care

A new model of health care delivery has been proposed that incorporates the core principles of palliative care into the primary care setting. A question has been identified that helps ...

Utilizing the EHR to Advance Palliative Care

Cerner Corporation recognizes a need within the industry to electronically identify, engage and manage palliative care patients so that Care Teams and Providers can deliver the highest quality of care ...

Value Based Conversations in Diverse Communities

There is well documented disparity in health care outcomes in minority groups, and this disparity extends to end of life. The Conversation Project at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) is ...

VNS /Hospital Partnership for In Home Palliative Care

There is a growing need for home-based palliative care services, especially for seriously ill individuals who want to avoid hospitalizations and remain with their regular outside care providers. This poster ...

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