Dec 11, 2017
For this weeks podcast, we talk all about prognostication with Christian Sinclair. Christian is a palliative care physician at University of Kansas Medical Center, past president of AAHPM, recent AAHPM "Visionary" awardee, and Pallimed social media guru. We go over a lot of topics at the heart of prognostication in hospice and palliative care including: - The importance that prognostication plays in daily practice, especially in goals of care discussions - Helpful tools and skills to estimate prognosis - How prognosis changes the way we think about prescribing opioids - How to think about prognosis when it comes to hospice eligibility and why it may be that one of the most important tools used for prognostication in the hospice setting, the hospice eligibility guidelines, were last updated over two decades ago. So we have a ton to talk about and we would love for you to continue this discussion in the comment section of this blog, on Facebook or on twitter.