A meandering conversation on end-of-life palliative care conversations
Rapid Code Status Conversations are essential to render proper and compassionate care…
How to have an end of life conversation in the ED
One of the best palliative care lectures I have ever heard.
Aggressive palliative care is just as important as aggressive critical care in the ED. Sometimes we will be the first physicians to talk to a family about end of life issues, even if their loved one is terminally ill. Now that is not how it should be, but it just means that we must be just as skilled at family palliative care discussions as we are at floating a transvenous pacer. In this podcast, I discuss my vision of how to handle palliative care issues in the ED.