Initiating palliative care in the emergency department

Travis E. DeVader, Robert Albrecht, Mark Reiter

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    Background: In 2006, nearly a quarter of a million patients either arrived dead or died in the Emergency Department (ED). The role of palliative care (PC) in the ED is not well defined, and education of medical students and residents in the area is sparse. Objectives: We use an illustrative case to discuss important concepts in PC for the emergency physician (EP). The reader should be able to define hospice and PC, recognize its importance in the practice of Emergency Medicine, and understand the benefits PC has for the patient, the patient's family and caregivers, and the health care system as a whole. Discussion: PC excels at treating pain and addressing end-of-life issues. Families and caregivers of patients benefit from PC in terms of improved personal quality of life after the patient's death. PC is more cost-effective than traditional medical care. Conclusion: Research on PC in the ED is sparse but it is a growing need, and the EP will need to become proficient in the delivery of PC in the ED.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)803-810
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
    Volume43
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

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    Hospital Emergency Service
    Caregivers
    Emergencies
    Physicians
    Hospice Care
    Family Health
    Emergency Medicine
    Medical Students
    Quality of Life
    Delivery of Health Care
    Education
    Costs and Cost Analysis
    Pain
    Research

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    Initiating palliative care in the emergency department. / DeVader, Travis E.; Albrecht, Robert; Reiter, Mark.

    In: Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 43, No. 5, 01.11.2012, p. 803-810.

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    DeVader, Travis E. ; Albrecht, Robert ; Reiter, Mark. / Initiating palliative care in the emergency department. In: Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2012 ; Vol. 43, No. 5. pp. 803-810.
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