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GeriPal - A Geriatrics and Palliative Care Podcast

Jun 21, 2019

This weeks podcast is all about the intersection of geriatrics, palliative care, advanced care planning and surgery with our guest Dr. Vicky Tang. Vicky is an assistant professor and researcher here at UCSF. We talk about her local and national efforts focused on this intersection, including: * Her JAMA Surgery article that showed 3 out of 4 older adults undergoing high risk surgery had no advance care planning (ACP) documentation. * Prehab clinics and how ACP fits into these clinics * The Geriatric Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program whose goal is to set the standards for geriatric surgical care including ACP discussions prior to surgery * How frailty fits in and how to assess it (including this paper from JAGS on the value of the chair raise test) So take a listen and enjoy this informative podcast. You can also check out associated links that can be found in this podcast on our website at: