2015 Poster Sessions

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). ...

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 ...

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 ...

How Come They Don’t Come? Identifying Reasons of Non-Show Among a Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic

Palliative Care (PC) patients experience complex distress better addressed by an interdisciplinary PC outpatient clinic then by standard outpatient care. PC patients, like many patients, do not always keep appointments. ...

How Come They Don’t Show Up?: Assessment of No-Shows in Outpatient Palliative Care

Background: Palliative care clinics (PCC) are designed to meet the needs of seriously-ill patients. PCC help patients and families deal with uncontrolled symptoms and establish goals-of-care to avoid crisis situations ...

Integrating Palliative Care Medicine into Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care

Aim: to determine the impact of providing continuity for Palliative Care Medicine (PCM) from the inpatient setting to skilled nursing (SNF) and long-term care facilities (LTC). Intervention: A full time ...

Playing Well in the Sandbox: Growing an Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic While Enhancing Collaboration with Interventional Pain Clinicians

Pain is one of the most commonly experienced and feared symptoms faced by patients facing a serious illness and a common reason for referral to a palliative care service. Palliative ...

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 ...

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