ICU nurses set out to enhance care for end-of-life patients, and the initiatives help the nursing team too.
End-of-life care is part of medicine; it is part of life. And it is our job to be good stewards. Dr. Sofya Asfaw explains.
Having meaningful conversations with patients about their end-of-life wishes ‘demonstrates respect’ says Laura Shoemaker, DO, of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Connected Care. Learn more in this Q&A.
Cleveland Clinic is asking its physicians to encourage their patients to think about end-of-life care by first thinking about who they would appoint to make decisions if they are incapacitated.
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A patient’s death is difficult for both families and caregivers. Cleveland Clinic initiated “The Pause,” a 15- to 30-second period of silence at the time of a patient’s death to honor the patient and caregivers and to reset.
Veteran spine surgeon Edward Benzel explains his approach to shared patient decision-making that earned him a glowing profile in Dr. Atul Gawande’s acclaimed bestseller on end-of-life care, Being Mortal.
Anu Suri, MD, staff in the Respiratory Institute, answers three questions about the moral responsibility of physicians to talk with patients about end-of-life care.
A palliative medicine physician decided to get a pet pig to balance her emotionally draining job with some fun and silliness. She never predicted what it would end up doing for her dying patients.
In a candid conversation about end-of-life care, Cleveland Clinic CEO and cardiac surgeon Toby Cosgrove shares memories of some searing losses and thoughts on how to improve patients’ last days.
In a Q&A with two end-of-life care specialists, the celebrated surgeon shares thoughts on patient losses that still haunt him and how his thinking has evolved over a long career.