2017 Poster Sessions

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 ...

Health Providers’ Perspectives on Medical Marijuana Use

Background: According to the CDC, 117 million Americans have one or more chronic health conditions and 31% have used two or more prescription drugs in the past month. Approximately 40% ...

I Am A Person With A Maching: Not a Maching With a Person

Each year more than 3,000 LVADs are implanted for patients with end stage heart failure. Due to the limited resources of donor organs many LVAD patients live with a device ...

Living on a Prayer: Miracle Language and Goals of Care

This poster looks at the ways spiritual care providers and palliative care providers identify and address miracle language. Time and time again we hear this rhetoric in prognostic conversations. Patients ...

Palli-Bears: A Dose of “Soft and Cuddly” Improves Outcomes

The objective of this project is to provide sensory stimulation and comfort for patients to decrease physical and/or psychological distress. We achieve this through donating stuffed animals to select patients ...

Preventing ED Use in SNF - Rectal Administration Catheter

This poster will present the findings of a collaboration between four skilled nursing facilities and a community-based palliative care program. This pilot project implemented a specialized rectal administration catheter to ...

Recording Life Stories: A Practical Way to Create a Legacy

Dignity therapy and legacy work have been long recognized by palliative care teams to help patients with psychosocial and spiritual stress. Unfortunately though, many patients do not see the value ...

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