U.S. News and World Report - "Fixing End-of-Life Care"
Experts at the U.S. News & World Report Hospital of Tomorrow conference, including Mount Sinai’s Diane Meier, MD, discussed how health care professionals can better manage palliative care.
Discussions explored how patients could live well during their final days or months, and how health care professionals could intervene in ways outside the hospital. “Most health care practitioners were not taught how to have a conversation about end-of-life care that is based on what is most important to the family,” Dr. Meier said. “Patients prefer to talk about what their goals are in their lives, such as reaching the birth of a grandchild or living long enough to see a daughter's wedding.” Learn more