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End-of-Life Care

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on end-of-life care and related issues, including advance directives, hospice care, legal and ethical issues, nursing home care, palliative care, and terminal illness. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

Categories

Overview

Advanced Directives

Hospice Care

Symptom Management

Editorials and Letters

Improving Practice

Patient Education, Self-Care

Other AFP Content

Other Resources from AAFP



Overview

01/15/2008 End-of-Life Care: Guidelines for Patient-Centered Communication Algorithm
02/01/2005 Cultural Diversity at the End of Life: Issues and Guidelines for Family Physicians

Advanced Directives

04/01/2015 Advance Directives: Navigating Conflicts Between Expressed Wishes and Best Interests [Curbside Consultation]
03/01/2012 Implementing Advance Directives in Office Practice Patient Education
10/01/2005 Respecting End-of-Life Treatment Preferences Patient Education

Hospice Care

05/01/2014 The Hospice Referral [Curbside Consultation]
12/01/2012 Hospice: A Mother's Story [Close-ups]
03/15/2008 The Role of the Family Physician in the Referral and Management of Hospice Patients Patient Education
10/01/2000 Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment Patient Education
02/01/1998 Hospice Care in the Nursing Home Patient Education

Symptom Management

07/01/2014 Pharmacologic Management of Pain at the End of Life
01/15/2014 Methylphenidate for Management of Fatigue in the Palliative Care Setting [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
08/01/2012 Managing Grief and Depression at the End of Life
12/01/2011 Management of Constipation in Patients Receiving Palliative Care [Cochrane for Clinicians]
05/15/2010 Delirium at the End of Life [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
06/15/2009 Pharmacologic Pearls for End-of-Life Care
11/01/2008 ACP Releases Recommendations for Palliative Care at the End of Life [Practice Guidelines]
03/15/2006 Guidelines for Delivering Quality Palliative Care [Practice Guidelines]

Editorials and Letters

07/01/2014 Beyond Analgesia in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Interventions [Editorials]
12/15/2013 Palliative Care: Benefits, Barriers, and Best Practices [Editorials]
09/15/2013 Frailty as a Terminal Illness [Editorials]
08/01/2012 Differentiating Grief and Depression in Patients Who Are Seriously Ill [Editorials]
11/15/2010 Use of Hospice Care for Patients Without Cancer [Editorials]

Improving Practice

From Family Practice Management

AAFP's Journal of Practice Improvement

03/01/2008 Discussing End-of-Life Care With Your Patients

Patient Education, Self-Care

07/01/2014 Managing Pain at the End of Life Patient Education
08/01/2012 Treatment of Grief and Depression at the End of Life Patient Education
03/01/2012 What You Should Know About Advanced Directives Patient Education
06/15/2009 Care for People with a Severe or Compicated Illness Patient Education
03/15/2008 Hospice: What You Should Know Patient Education
10/01/2005 Advance Directives Patient Education
08/15/2004 End-of-Life Choices for Families Patient Education
03/01/2002 Dying and Preparatory Grief Patient Education
10/01/2000 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Patient Education
10/01/2000 Artificial Fluids and Nutrition Patient Education

From FamilyDoctor.org

AAFP's Patient Information Resource

Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders
Artificial Hydration
Artificial Hydration and Nutrition
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Hospice Care
Cancer: End-of-Life Issues for the Caregiver
Autopsy

Other AFP Content

05/01/2011 Palliative Sedation for a Patient with Terminal Illness [Curbside Consultation]
08/01/2008 Ethical Considerations of Patients with Pacemakers [Curbside Consultation]
08/15/2005 Determining Prognosis for Patients with Terminal Cancer [Point-of-Care Guides] Point of Care
11/01/2004 Completing and Signing the Death Certificate [Curbside Consultation]
05/01/2003 Do I Have to Resuscitate This Patient Against Her Wishes? [Curbside Consultation]
12/01/2000 A Daughter Estranged from Her Dying Father [Curbside Consultation]

TIPS FROM OTHER JOURNALS

Other Resources from AAFP

AAFP Policy Statements

Ethics and Advance Planning for End-of-Life Care

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