• End-of-Life Care

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    #498: End-of-Life Care
    November 2020

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    In This Edition

    • Identify bothersome symptoms that frequently occur at the end of life.
    • Apply palliative treatments for common end-of-life symptoms.
    • Compare the three typical trajectories of serious illness progression.
    • Summarize a strategy to address advance care planning with patients.
    • Describe which patients should be referred for hospice services.
    • Explain why family physicians should be involved in referral of patients for hospice services and remain involved while patients receive these services.
    • Discuss the concerns that most commonly lead to requests for medical aid in dying (MAID).
    • Describe the legal status of MAID in your state and summarize eligibility requirements for participation in MAID.

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