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In the Spotlight
End-of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over “Comfort Care”
This Kaiser Health News
article discusses how comfort care comes into the national spotlight as Barbara Bush’s family respects her end-of-life care wishes, an act applauded by The Conversation Project
Ask Me 3: Good Questions for Your Good Health
Ask Me 3 is an IHI/NPSF educational program and resources to help improve doctor-patient communication by encouraging patients and families to ask three specific questions of their providers, so they better understand their health conditions and what they need to do to stay healthy.
Who Will Speak for You? National Healthcare Decisions Day
National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16 exists to inspire, educate, and empower the public and health care providers about the importance of advance care planning.
The Conversation Project offers free resources
to help you have discussions about end-of-life care and advance care planning, including a
short video to inspire you
to take action.Long Hospital Stays Take a Toll on Family Members, Too
piece describes one family’s care experience on a hospital critical care unit, highlighting improvements to tend to family members’ needs in waiting areas and to improve the design of the care environment itself. The IHI White Paper,
Using Evidence-Based Environmental Design to Enhance Safety and Quality
, describes how design interventions can measurably enhance care and improve patient, family, and staff perceptions of the care experience.
Health Care Conversations You Need to Have Now
Do you and your loved ones have a health care proxy and an advance directive? Most people don't have these important items in place to state their wishes regarding end-of-life medical care.
The Conversation Project
is trying to change that by encouraging discussions and providing resources, as described in this