2011 Med 4

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cathy4xo
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88896
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2011 Med 4
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2011-06-02 22:43:08
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End Life Care
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End of Life Care
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  1. “Guidelines for End of Life Care” says medical decisions must?
    • Be in best interest of pt
    • Consensus between family and medical
    • Duty of care - requires careful assessment by team
  2. End of Life Care - How would you manage this confused/weak 80yo lady with bronchopneumonia?
    • Assess autonomy: her decision? best interest?
    • Give Tx: until consensus reached
    • Assess: patient's medical condition properly
    • Family meeting: discuss QoF, prognosis, Tx options, next of kin's wishes
  3. End of Life Care - What happens if no consensus is reached?
    • Call for short recess
    • Ensure realistic expectations
    • Consider pt's best interests
    • Refer to guardianship tribunal

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