Study finds early referrals to hospice care can improve patients’ quality of life and reduce unnecessary emergency room admissions
Sometimes the ideal place to receive care isn’t at the hospital. Cleveland Clinic nurses provide an array of services to patients in their homes. Caregivers share two stories that highlight in-home care at its best.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, nurses on the Cleveland Clinic hospice team continue to care for patients and honor their end-of-life wishes.
Many patients with ovarian cancer receive aggressive care at the end of their lives. Gynecologic oncologist, Chad Michener, MD, presents preliminary data from research into barriers to timely palliative and hospice care referrals, as perceived by physicians.
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Cleveland Clinic is making it easier for patients to access hospice by educating physicians on the medical philosophy, offering more sophisticated treatments and training the next generation.