2017 Poster Sessions

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 ...

End of Life Care Communication Strategies for Chinese Americans

Background: Healthcare providers find facilitating end-of-life (EOL) care discussions challenging, especially with patients whose ethnicities differ from their own. Currently, there is still little guidance on how to initiate and ...

Focus Group Findings: Needs of Family Caregivers of Dementia Patients

The objectives of this formative research were to: (1) understand the challenges and educational needs of family caregivers caring for a loved one with dementia, and (2) understand family caregivers’ ...

ID Needs and Challenges of Family Caregivers of Dementia Patients

The objectives of this formative research were to: (1) characterize the challenges and needs of family caregivers caring for a loved one with dementia, and (2) understand if family caregivers ...

Increasing Awareness of Palliative Care for Minorities

Palliative Care for All: Increasing Awareness of Palliative Care for Racial & Ethnic MinoritiesDespite an increase in the availability of palliative care in U.S. hospitals over the last 10 years, ...

Palliative Care in Hematologic Oncology Needs Assessment

As patients with hematologic malignancies further enter the scope of practice for palliative medicine physicians, it is increasingly important to have an accurate view of their needs. Historically, there is ...

Palliative Care in Sickle Cell Disease Reduces Length of Stay and Cost

In April of 2015, Bridgeport Hospital began an initiative to focus on the palliative needs of the Sickle Cell Patient Population. The Palliative Care team inspired the multidisciplinary approach to ...

Palliative Care Interventions in End-Stage Liver Disease: A Rapid Review

Background: Of the 400,000 patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) in the United States, approximately 2% of patients are transplanted, with the remainder of the population dying from liver disease. ...

The Northern Arizona Healthcare Navajo Video Project

The Northern Arizona Healthcare Palliative Care Department recognizes the importance of patient and family understanding of their illnesses. Vital choices arise during serious illnesses, and understanding the risks, benefits and ...

Transforming Advanced Illness in Dementia Patients

Patients with Advanced Illness (AI), based on a LACE Advanced Illness Score (a tool which calculates risk of readmission) of ≥10, have been found to have a higher risk of ...

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