Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This session presents five studies on the end of life care issues for elderly population. Topics include end-of-life care processes in nursing homes; stability of DNR and CPR preferences among LTC nursing home residents; rural-urban differences in end-of-life medical care cost in older cancer patients; concomitant opioid-laxative use in hospice patients age 65+ in their last week of life; analgesic use by primary diagnosis among hospice patients 65 and older during the last week of life.
Session Objectives: 1. To measure end-of-life (EOL) care processes in US nursing homes (NHs), and identified facility factors that characterize good EOL care. 2. To examine the stability of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders to offer guidance for policy and care practice. 3. To measure end-of-life care (EOL) processes in US nursing homes, and identified facility factors that characterize good EOL care. 4. To examine concomitant opioid-laxative use during the last week of life among elderly hospice patients with one of the top five common primary diagnoses: cancer, dementia, debility, heart disease, or lung disease. 5. To describe analgesic use, during the last week of life, among elderly hospice patients who died from cancer, dementia, and debility.
Dana B. Mukamel, PhD
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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
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