2017 Poster Sessions

Advance care planning education at local senior centers

Integra Community Care Network, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) within the Rhode Island based Care New England health System, was founded in May 2014 to serve an attributed population of ...

Advanced Care Planning Initiative in Outpatient Geriatric & Palliative Care

Background:In January 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began reimbursement for advance care planning (ACP) conversations with patients. These conversations are a means for patients, together with ...

Advanced Dementia, Feeding Tubes, and Goals of Care

The inpatient interdisciplinary Palliative Care team identified the issue of feeding tube placement in Advanced Dementia patients as a cause for ethical distress in families as well as the healthcare ...

Advanced Palliative Care Skills Course

Communication is a skill that can be practiced and empathy is a muscle that can be strengthened. At Mayo Clinic Health System - Northwest Wisconsin, we designed a day-long course ...

Advancing Care Planning Education in Medical Practices

Advance Care Planning (ACP), as a process to assist individuals in making informed decisions about their future medical care, is gaining ground in New York’s Capital Region. Whereas Phase I ...

A multidisciplinary pain tumor board to improve QOL

Background: Expertly addressing and improving quality of life (QOL) in patients with serious illnesses involves a team-based approach. Academic medical centers are increasingly promoting interdisciplinary boards to address the needs ...

Anticholinergic Burden in Hospice Patients with Dementia

Literature has illustrated that end-of-life (EOL) patients with dementia have an increased risk for anticholinergic toxicities due to age-related pharmacokinetic and physiologic changes in conjunction with an increased susceptibility to ...

A Payer-Provider Pilot of a Financial Model for Palliative Care Delivery

Providing comprehensive multidisciplinary community-based palliative care (PC) delivery is challenging from a provider perspective using fee-for-service reimbursement. As part of a California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) payer-provider partnership grant, UCLA ...

A Team Approach to Compassionate Extubation in the Home

A Team Approach to Compassionate Extubation in the HomeThe integration of palliative care into the home that would otherwise typically be performed in the hospital empowers patients and families by ...

Barriers to end of life care in the IDD population

Facing the barriers of the aging IDD population New York state comes with strict rules and regulations for individuals with IDD (intellectual and developmental disabilities) that lack capacity and reside ...

Bereavement Without Budget: A Pilot with MSW Students

The objective of this project was to create a program for bereavement screening and referral for families of deceased patients utilizing only existing resources. By teaching MSW students a scripted ...

Beyond Mortality: Assessing Pediatric Palliative Needs

Background: Pediatric palliative care is an interdisciplinary service that works to enhance the quality of life for children with serious illness. Unfortunately, the need for palliative care is difficult to ...

Circle of Life Honoree - LifeCourse

Patients living with serious illness struggle to navigate the currently fragmented healthcare system. Services such as home care, palliative care, and hospice offer critical, person-centered support, but are underutilized and ...

Clinical pharmacy consults in inpatient palliative care

Palliative care (PC) patients frequently present with complex medication regimens. However, provision of clinical pharmacy services within PC is a new and emerging field. With medications playing a critical role ...

Clinician awareness of religious teachings and end of life

BACKGROUND: Religion and spiritual values impact patients’ goals and perception of illness, especially at the end-of-life. According to the Joint Commission, addressing spiritual needs is a primary palliative care skill ...

Collaboration: Neurosurgery and the Palliative Care Unit

Background: “Integrating Palliative Care into the Care of Neurocritically Ill Patients: A Report from The IPAL-ICU” in 2016 states that the onset of neurocritical illness is usually abrupt and follows ...

Communication with a Nonverbal Patient about End of Life Choices

Objectives: 1. Identify potential gaps in effective communication with seriously ill, nonverbal patients. 2. Describe essential approaches to communicating with seriously ill, nonverbal patients. 3. Provide a framework for promoting ...

Compassionate Withdrawal of Care in the Palliative Care Unit

The palliative provider team is frequently consulted to meet with families of loved ones in intensive care unit (ICU) who may have little chance of meaningful recovery. Families have typically ...

Continuity of Care Across Our Community

This project was based on a study aimed to determine the frequency at which patients seen by the palliative care team (PCT) were readmitted and subsequently received a palliative care ...

Creating a Co-Management Model on a Hematology Unit

Background: Northwell Health’s North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) campus has a dedicated hematology unit. Historically, this cohort of patients is under-represented on our inpatient palliative care service, comprising < 1% ...

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