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Dying with Dignity: A New Paradigm for the Emergency Department

Dying with Dignity: A New Paradigm for the Emergency Department

Dying with Dignity: A New Paradigm for the Emergency Department

Kevin Haselhorst, MD
Kevin Haselhorst, MD
on behalf of ATrain Education

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Launch date: 23 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 25 Jan 2018

Reference: 175525

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Description

An emergency department (ED) physician asserts that there needs to be a different paradigm in place when end-of-life patients present to the ED staff. This would support palliative or hospice care and preclude the ordering of diagnostic and other tests when they will not change the patient’s condition for the better.

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Objectives
Describe a proposed new social compact regarding end-of-life care that could emphasize personal dignity over medical intervention.

Explain that DNR orders are not designed to provide comfort measures but apply only after the patient has died.

Discuss why the mind–body connection needs to be part of the clinical picture when determining the level of medical intervention.

Summarize that end-of-life assessment includes medical condition, medical prognosis, quality of life, personal preference, and good conscience.

Teach that the best care plan takes into account implied consent, peace of mind, and both palliative and hospice choices.
Kevin Haselhorst, MD

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Kevin Haselhorst, MD
on behalf of ATrain Education

Dr. Haselhorst earned his medical degree from Southern Illinois University. He is a contributing writer for the Arizona Republic’s “Ask the Expert” column and posts blogs on KevinMD, the Conversation Project, Death Café, and wishestodiefor.com. Contact: DrH@kevinhaselhorst.com close

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 5.00 Hours

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