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How to initiate discussions with healthcare workers about end-of-life care

from FierceHealthcare

As Medicare moves to pay doctors for end-of-life discussions with patients, one healthcare institution plans to educate its staff about the importance of palliative care by initiating advance planning discussions with them. Providence Health & Services,a non-profit Catholic healthcare system based on Renton, Washington, is having advance planning discussions with healthcare providers in all 35 of its hospitals, according to a blog post for NEJM Catalyst by Amy Compton-Phillips, M.D., executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Providence. more

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