Evie Marcolini talks about an aspect of neurocritical care that we commonly wrestle with:...prognostication.
Knowing how to manage dying is just as important as preventing it. - Alex Psirides
Applying the principles learned in Palliative Care to every-day Emergency Medicine practice with Prof Ian Rogers
Patients and families, when asked, may say they want "everything" done. The request for "everything" rarely really means "everything" - this needs to be explored
Palliative care is distinct from curative care, which is primarily disease-specific and focused on restoration of health; Palliative care is not synonymous with end of life care, but is an important part of end of life care; As 10-20% of ICU patients will die, the transition from cure to comfort is a common and important decision to make
American ER doc gone walkabout Rick Abbott shares some ideas about end of life discussions in the emergency department. This post is inspired by a recent EM:RAP podcast...