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  • Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences (TPOPP/POLST)

    Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences (TPOPP/POLST) Patient TPOPP/POLST InformationWhat is TPOPP/POLST? The TPOPP/POLST initiative is designed to improve quality of care for those living with serious illness and/or frailty by translating patient goals and preferences into medical orders. This applies to patients with advanced or serious illness in Kansas and Missouri regardless of whether…
  • The Case of Pat: Unprepared to Talk About Dying

    Pat B. had never talked with her father about dying. Even when he was older and had remarried after her mother’s death, there seemed no opportunity conducive for such a talk.

  • Case Study – My Patient’s Dying

    I had never seen it before. I had no experience on which to base my unsettling suspicions. Who is responsible for ensuring that Ms. P’s dying wishes are fulfilled to the degree possible?

  • Case Study – Mr. Jay’s Case

    Mr. Jay told his doctor he would prefer that resuscitation not even be attempted. Will paramedics know about Mr. Jay’s preference?

  • Case Study – Could This Happen At Our Hospital?

    A 79-year-old white female with advanced ovarian cancer, severe back and abdominal pain, COPD, depression and anxiety disorder, and asthma was admitted to the hospital from Happy Valley Nursing Home through the emergency room.

  • Case Study – Alice’s Frail Mother

    Do DNR orders matter?

  • The Slow Code: Is It Ethical?

    Slow codes, defined as half-hearted efforts to resuscitate patients, have been called deceptive, dishonest, unethical and deplorable.

  • DNR Orders and Foregoing Treatment

    A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests Do Not Resuscitate orders may prompt caregivers to forego treatments that patients may have wanted.

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