2016 Poster Sessions

Integrating of a Palliative Care Goals of Care Conversation in the Acute Care of the Elderly Unit

Background: Palliative care (PC) interventions such as goals of care conversations (GOCC) enhance goal-concordant care, improve quality of life, decrease readmissions, and lower cost of care. A dedicated Acute Care ...

POLST, A Community Grassroots Initiative

Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) is a process that translates a patient’s goals of care at the end of life into medical orders that follow the patient across healthcare ...

Speaking from the Heart: Heart Failure Goals beyond Advance Care Planning

Honoring end-of-life wishes involves providing care in concordance with stated life sustaining treatment preferences usually specified in completed advance directives and advance care planning discussions. Heart failure is the most ...

State POLST Maturity and Advance Directive Completion

Beyond advance directives, the presence of a completed POLST form assures a greater likelihood that an individual's preferences for medical treatment will be honored at the end of life.1,2 For ...

UCLA Health Advance Care Planning Initiative

Objectives of Program/Intervention: The UCLA Health System, in concert with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, built on institutional support to develop an advance care planning (ACP) model to ...

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