Podcasts: End-of-Life / Hospice Care
PCIC podcasts do not replace careful clinical judgement specific to each patient / family situation. ALWAYS use your careful clinical judgement when caring for each patient and family.
While podcasts can be played from the link below, if you click on the “more” icon, you will be able to play and or download them.
Table of Contents
Last Hours of Living
Prepare for and manage the last hours of a patient’s life effectively. When death occurs, handle the situation compassionately and expeditiously. Presented by Frank D. Ferris, MD
Certification of Terminal Illness
Recognize when patients are eligible for hospice services under the US Medicare Hospice Benefit, and use a practical approach to identify eligible patients. Presented by Sara S Graham, DO
Understand the ethical and legal issues and the process to withdraw a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD). Presented by Todd A. Barrett, MD
Understand the ethical and legal issues and the process to withdraw a mechanical ventilator. Presented by Laura Goodman, MD