Dec 15, 2016
Nursing home residents are often sent to the hospital for care that often offers little hope of improving quality of life or changing the course of illness. Some facilities though seem to do much better in preventing these "potentially burdensome hospitalizations". We discuss with Andrew Cohen, the lead author of a...
Dec 8, 2016
Clinical formulations, something that few of us outside of mental health providers know about, but are critical in improving communication skills, especially around serious illness. Learn about them from our special guest, Dani Chammas, who makes the case that the single most valuable thing clinicians can do to...
Dec 1, 2016
On todays podcast, we talk with Angelo Volandes about the use of video to improve advance care planning.
Nov 22, 2016
Just in time for Thanksgiving, we are having an episode dedicated to the humble cranberry. We discuss the use of cranberries to preventing urinary tract infections with Dr. Manisha Juthani-Mehta. In addition to hearing about something called proanthocyanidin, we discuss her recent publication in JAMA on whether...
Nov 19, 2016
There are a lot of ways one can imagine on how to integrate palliative care into the intensive care unit (ICU). Today, we talk with ICU doctor and researcher, Bill Ehlenback, about his recent study of a proactive palliative care rounding intervention.