food & water

default medicine …

… “Why do we make potentially inefficacious therapies the default and require patients to opt out to avoid them?” … asks Brauner in a JAGS editorial  accompanying an article on comfort feeding. “By creating an alternative treatment order—comfort feeding only (CFO)—Palecek and colleagues1 have taken an important step toward improving the care of persons with

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recognizing our patient’s needs …

… an article in the most recent Journal of Medicine and the Person discusses the importance of attending to and recognizing the basic needs of our patients and families. A transcript of the original talk and related talks from the 2009 Med Conference. “The key lies in recognizing these basic needs. Not what we have

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