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An Introduction to the Dying in America Report

For patients and their loved ones, no care decisions are more profound than those made near the end of life. For the millions of Americans who work...
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    For patients and their loved ones, no care decisions are more profound than those made near the end of life. For the millions of Americans who work in or with the health care sector, providing high-quality care for people who are nearing the end of life is a matter of professional commitment and responsibility.  Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, a consensus report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, finds that improving the quality and availability of medical and social services for patients and their families could not only enhance quality of life through the end of life, but may also contribute to a care system where frequent 911 calls, ER visits, and unnecessary urgent hospitalizations are reduced.

    Philip Pizzo and Dave Walker, co-chairs of the committee that wrote Dying in America, discuss important takeaways from report and its impact so far.

    For more exclusive episodes within this series, click on any one of the episodes under the Related section below to hear from leading experts about the many factors that affect patient experience and how the Dying in America report can help you improve your practice. 

    1)    Click for: Palliative Care

    2)    Click for: Interdisciplinary teamwork

    3)    Click for: Advance Care Planning and Communication

    4)    Click for: Payments and Policy

     

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