2017 Poster Sessions

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 ...

GAP-ED Project: Improving Care for Elderly ED Patients

Background: Older adults in the ED setting are a vulnerable patient population who frequently present with complex conditions and are at an increased risk of return visits, unnecessary hospitalization, prolonged ...

Improving the accurate completion of DNR documentation.

Purpose: Honoring patient preferences is of paramount importance in providing quality end-of-life care and facilitates respect for patient autonomy, nonmaleficence and beneficence. New York State law mandates that DNR status ...

Proactive Palliative Care for Advanced Illness Patients

Northwell Health initiated a quality improvement initiative to improve the care of individuals with Advanced Illness. Advanced Illness (AI) is defined as when one or more conditions become serious enough ...

QI Project on Advance Directive Education/Documentation

Background: Advance care planning allows patients to make decisions about their future health care that are consistent with their values and should be revisited over time as wishes and clinical ...

Redefining Care of the Seriously Ill in a Hospital Setting

Objectives: Highlight the advantages of developing a Special Care Unit within a healthcare facility. Background: Long Island Jewish Forest Hills (LIJFH), an urban community hospital in Queens, NY, serves an ...

Use of NCCN Guidelines for Palliative QI in GI Oncology

Background: National guidelines for the management of cancer include best practices for inclusion of primary and specialty Palliative Care. Such guidelines can be leveraged to create alignment and set standards ...

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