Clinical Resources:

SNF and LTC

  1. Palliative Care Best Practices: A Guide for Long-Term Care and Hospice, Center for Improving Value in Health Care, CIVHC, 2012, http://www.civhc.org/programs-and-services/palliative-care/palliative-care-best-practices-guide-2012/

  2. Hospice fact sheet for physicians and advanced practitioners who practice in nursing homes. Leadership Council on Long-term Care of the Institute to Enhance Palliative Care, University of Pittsburgh.http://www.dept-med.pitt.edu/dgim/iepc/HospiceFactSheets/PhysiciansAPs.pdf

General

  1. Hospice. Caring Connections website. National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
    http://www.caringinfo.org/index.cfm?page=322

  2. Qaseem A, Snow V, Shekelle P, et al: Evidence-based interventions to improve the palliative care of pain, dyspnea, and depression at the end of life: A clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2008;148(2):141-146.
    http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/full/148/2/141

  3. Shrank WH, Polinski JM, Avorn J: Quality indicators for medication use in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007;55(suppl 2):S373-S382.
    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download;jsessionid=EC47233AA7359BEBF320EB6F921E67B7?doi=10.1.1.516.7217&rep=rep1&type=pdf

  4. NIH State-of-the-Science Statement on symptom management in cancer: Pain, depression, and fatigue. NIH Consens State Sci Statements 2002;19(4):1-29.
    http://consensus.nih.gov/2002/2002CancerPainDepressionFatiguesos022html.htm

  5. Tunzi M: Can the patient decide? Evaluating patient capacity in practice. Am Fam Physician 2001;64(2):299-306.
    http://www.aafp.org/afp/20010715/299.html

  6. Wiffen PJ, Wee B, Moore RA: Oral morphine for cancer pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013;(7):CD003868.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD003868.pub3/abstract

  7. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Benefit Policy Manual. US Dept of Health and Human Services, pub 100-02, chap 9.
    http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/bp102c09.pdf

  8. Clary PL, Lawson P: Pharmacologic pearls for end-of-life care. Am Fam Physician 2009;79(12):1059-1065.
    http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0615/p1059.html

  9. Sessums LL, Zembrzuska H, Jackson JL: Does this patient have medical decision-making capacity? JAMA 2011;306(4):420-427.
    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/1104154

  10. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine: Five things physicians and patients should question. ABIM Foundation Choosing Wisely Campaign, 2013.
    http://www.choosingwisely.org/societies/american-academy-of-hospice-and-palliative-medicine/

Ethics:

  1. American Geriatrics Society Ethics Committee and Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee: American Geriatrics Society feeding tubes in advanced dementia position statement. J Am Geriatr Soc 2014;62(8):1590-1593.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.12924/abstract