Kevin Haselhorst

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Reply to [ARCHIVED] Initiating End-of-Life Care Conversations

Oct. 16, 2015
Creating distinctions between palliative care and hospice care; supportive care and end-of-life care is crucial to the EOL conversation. For simplification I offer the following terminology. Palliative care is a mix of medial care and medical intervention. I consider medical care being administered by a nursing equivalent and medical intervention ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Initiating End-of-Life Care Conversations

Oct. 14, 2015
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Reply to [ARCHIVED] Initiating End-of-Life Care Conversations

Oct. 14, 2015
What I find is research studies and rational conversations are rarely effective when people are emotional and lives are at stake. The problem is that people generally like money being spent on them and doctors have to make a living. This dynamic switches when patients awaken to the prospect that ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Initiating End-of-Life Care Conversations

Oct. 13, 2015
As an ER Physician, money is no object when someone's life is in peril. The value of life cannot be measured in dollars and cents. Nevertheless, I had practical conversation with a patient regarding the cost of his end-of-life care. One day following his admission to the hospital for 10 ...


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