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Case Study – Decisional Capacity of the Patient’s Surrogate

With an adult daughter saying “No” to a trach and PEG and a DPOA spouse of questionable capacity what should ...
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Case Study – A Multidisciplinary Healthcare Team Disagrees

Most members of the ICU team, and the palliative care consultant, believe that prognosis is poor and death is imminent. Their ...
Case Study – Trying to Honor Johnny’s Wishes

Case Study – Trying to Honor Johnny’s Wishes

“I know I’m not doing well and that my time here is limited. So, I want you to promise me ...
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Case Study – Continue to Fight? Patient Decision-Making Changes

Sarah is a 73-year-old individual who identifies as female and is suffering from metastatic colon cancer. While an inpatient, she ...
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Case Study – Don’t Take My Foot! Surrogate Decision-Making

The patient, Lockett, is an 82-year-old male, admitted for shortness of breath and complications from his diabetes. Lockett has been ...
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Case Study – Maxine’s New Love and Decisional Capacity

The patient, Maxine, is an 88-year-old female, admitted due to shortness of breath and complications due to severe dementia. Maxine ...
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Case Study – Everything Be Done

The patient, Mrs. Czarniwicz, is a 67-year-old female diagnosed with non-resectable colon cancer six months ago. She was recently admitted ...
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Accelerated Advance Care Planning in Long Term Care

The Center's accelerated advance care planning (ACP) in long-term care training programs is geared toward  professional associations, long-term care providers, ...
The Case of Non-Beneficial Care

The Case of Non-Beneficial Care

80-year male with multiple medical problems is nonresponsive to medical teams ...
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