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The Resource Dying in America : improving quality and honoring individual preferences near the end of life, Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Dying in America : improving quality and honoring individual preferences near the end of life, Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Label
Dying in America : improving quality and honoring individual preferences near the end of life
Title
Dying in America
Title remainder
improving quality and honoring individual preferences near the end of life
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Title variation
Improving quality and honoring individual preferences near the end of life
Contributor
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For patients and their loved ones, no care decisions are more profound than those made near the end of life. Unfortunately, the experience of dying in the United States is often characterized by fragmented care, inadequate treatment of distressing symptoms, frequent transitions among care settings, and enormous care responsibilities for families. According to this report, the current health care system of rendering more intensive services than are necessary and desired by patients, and the lack of coordination among programs increases risks to patients and creates avoidable burdens on them and their families. Dying in America is a study of the current state of health care for persons of all ages who are nearing the end of life. Death is not a strictly medical event. Ideally, health care for those nearing the end of life harmonizes with social, psychological, and spiritual support. All people with advanced illnesses who may be approaching the end of life are entitled to access to high-quality, compassionate, evidence-based care, consistent with their wishes. Dying in America evaluates strategies to integrate care into a person- and family-centered, team-based framework, and makes recommendations to create a system that coordinates care and supports and respects the choices of patients and their families. The findings and recommendations of this report will address the needs of patients and their families and assist policy makers, clinicians and their educational and credentialing bodies, leaders of health care delivery and financing organizations, researchers, public and private funders, religious and community leaders, advocates of better care, journalists, and the public to provide the best care possible for people nearing the end of life"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
616.029
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.D95 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
W 85.5
NLM item number
D996 2015
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Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
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  • Terminal care
  • Medical care
  • Death
  • Humans
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Hospice Care
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Terminal Care
  • Attitude to Death
  • Communication
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Death
  • Medical care
  • Terminal care
  • United States
Label
Dying in America : improving quality and honoring individual preferences near the end of life, Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The delivery of person-centered, family-oriented end-of-life care -- Review of the current situation -- The palliative approach -- The pursuit of quality in care near the end of life -- The problem of prognosis -- Family caregivers -- 3. Clinician-patient communication and advance care planning -- The current state of advance care planning and what it achieves -- Advance care planning and treatment preferences among specific population groups -- elements of good communication in advance care planning -- Model advance care planning initiatives -- A proposed life cycle model of advance care planning -- Advance care planning in the context of common serious conditions -- Oregon physician orders for life-sustaining treatment (POLST) form -- 4. Professional education and development -- Progress and continuing needs -- Impediments to changing the culture of care through education -- Roles and preparation of palliative care team members -- 5. Policies and payment systems to support high-quality end-of-life care -- The quality challenges -- the cost challenges -- Financing and organization of end-of-life care -- Perverse incentives and program misalignment -- The gap between services paid for and what patients and families want and need -- The changing health care system : financing and organization -- The need for greater transparency and accountability -- 6. Public education and engagement -- The state of public knowledge about end-of-life care -- The changing climate for discussion of death and dying -- Considerations for public education and engagement campaigns -- Controversial issues -- Glossary -- Appendix A. Data sources and methods -- Appendix B. Recommendations of the Institute of Medicine's reports Approaching Death (1997) and when Children Die (2003) : progress and significant remaining gaps -- Appendix C. Summary of written public testimony -- Appendix D. Financing care at the end of life and the implications of potential reforms -- Appendix E. Epidemiology of serious illness and high utilization of health care -- Appendix F. Pediatric end-of-life and palliative care : epidemiology and health service use -- Appendix G. Committee biographies
Control code
883575835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 612 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309303118
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883575835
Label
Dying in America : improving quality and honoring individual preferences near the end of life, Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The delivery of person-centered, family-oriented end-of-life care -- Review of the current situation -- The palliative approach -- The pursuit of quality in care near the end of life -- The problem of prognosis -- Family caregivers -- 3. Clinician-patient communication and advance care planning -- The current state of advance care planning and what it achieves -- Advance care planning and treatment preferences among specific population groups -- elements of good communication in advance care planning -- Model advance care planning initiatives -- A proposed life cycle model of advance care planning -- Advance care planning in the context of common serious conditions -- Oregon physician orders for life-sustaining treatment (POLST) form -- 4. Professional education and development -- Progress and continuing needs -- Impediments to changing the culture of care through education -- Roles and preparation of palliative care team members -- 5. Policies and payment systems to support high-quality end-of-life care -- The quality challenges -- the cost challenges -- Financing and organization of end-of-life care -- Perverse incentives and program misalignment -- The gap between services paid for and what patients and families want and need -- The changing health care system : financing and organization -- The need for greater transparency and accountability -- 6. Public education and engagement -- The state of public knowledge about end-of-life care -- The changing climate for discussion of death and dying -- Considerations for public education and engagement campaigns -- Controversial issues -- Glossary -- Appendix A. Data sources and methods -- Appendix B. Recommendations of the Institute of Medicine's reports Approaching Death (1997) and when Children Die (2003) : progress and significant remaining gaps -- Appendix C. Summary of written public testimony -- Appendix D. Financing care at the end of life and the implications of potential reforms -- Appendix E. Epidemiology of serious illness and high utilization of health care -- Appendix F. Pediatric end-of-life and palliative care : epidemiology and health service use -- Appendix G. Committee biographies
Control code
883575835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 612 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309303118
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883575835

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