- Advance Directives And Nursing Home Stays Associated With Less Aggressive End-Of-Life Care For Patients With Severe Dementia. Nicholas, Lauren H.; Bynum, Julie P. W.; Iwashyna, Theodore J.; Weir, David R.; Langa, Kenneth M. // Health Affairs;Apr2014, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p667
The number of older adults with cognitive impairment is increasing, and such adults often require a surrogate to make decisions about health care. However, little is known about the aggressiveness of end-of-life care for these people, especially those who reside in the community. We found that...
- Advance Directives Among Health Care Professionals at a Community-Based Cancer Center. Go, Ronald S.; Hammes, Barbara A.; Lee, Jennifer A.; Mathiason, Michelle A. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Dec2007, Vol. 82 Issue 12, p1487
OBJECTIVE: To determine the proportion of health care professionals at our community-based cancer center who had completed advance directives (ADS) and to identify barriers to their doing so. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: On October 11, 2005, we sent a Web-based survey via e-mail to 170 health care...
- Advanced care planning conversations dropped from wellness exam. // Hospice Management Advisor;Feb2011, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p13
The article reports on the decision to drop physician compensation for advanced care planning, previously a part of a Medicare annual wellness visit, due to political opposition to U.S. President Barack Obama's health care reform bill.
- helping government find its rightful place in the reform movement. Lefton, Ray // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Oct2008, Vol. 62 Issue 10, p32
The article presents the three health reform ideas along with its conclusions and implications in connection to the complexity of the healthcare system in the U.S. which is to create a separate risk pool for costly patients, eliminate unfunded mandates and time-limit laws, and limit drug...
- Health care reform: without a correct diagnosis, there is no cure. Flier, Jeffrey S. // Journal of Clinical Investigation;Oct2009, Vol. 119 Issue 10, p2850
In this article, the author offers views concerning the potential significance of health care reform in the U.S. He relates that good medicine means identifying and treating the cause and symptoms of disease. He stresses concern on the propose changes to Medicare benefits. Also outlined are...
- LIVING WILL. // Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate: A Step-by-Step Plan to P;2007, p237
This article presents an example of a sample form titled "Living Will."
- APPENDIX A. // Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate In Virginia;2009, p251
A Virginia Advance Medical Directive statutory form which relates to the book "The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate in Virginia: A Step-By-Step Plan to Protect Your Assets, Limit Your Taxes, and Ensure Your Wishes Are Fulfilled for Virginia Residents" is presented.
- Tackling a taboo topic... Leipzig, Rosanne M. // Focus on Healthy Aging;Aug2014, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p2
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses the advance directive or living will in the medical field.
- The Living Will: A Crucial Document. Hube, Karen // Town & Country;Nov2007, Vol. 161 Issue 5330, p230
The article talks about drafting a living will or a healthcare power of attorney, in which the patient's wishes for medical treatment is clarified.