2016 Poster Sessions

Advance Care Planning in Cancer: Using a Novel SOI Tool

Background: In cancer patients, advance directives are often not addressed until near the end of life. Medical care is often not aligned with patients’ goals given inconsistent communication between health-care ...

Automatic Screening to Identify Palliative Care Patients

Staff from an established Palliative Care Team (PCT) in western Connecticut identified a gap in identifying patients appropriate for a palliative care consults. Patients were only being identified following multiple ...

Outcomes of a Population Health Community-Based Palliative Care Program

I. Original Research Background: Improving the care of patients with serious illness is important for humanitarian and financial reasons. We present a population health community-based palliative care pilot program providing ...

Palliative Screening to Positively Improve Patient Care

In June 2015 we began 100% screening throughout our Health System by RNs on admission to Medical, Oncology, ICU, and Telemetry units. As data was gathered we recognized an opportunity ...

PC & OPO Collaboration Ensures Patient-Centered EOL Care

Background: Inpatient hospice services within hospitals serve as an effective care option for patients in critical condition who no longer benefit from critical care interventions, and in whom the goals ...

Using Patient Data to Electronically Identify PC Patients

Background: Palliative care (PC) has been shown to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with chronic and serious illness through early identification, ...

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