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By Kimberly Mitchell | Friday, Mar 13, 2015
Kelly McCutcheon Adams is Director at IHI for the Conversation Ready seminar. In this blog post, she describes the many opportunities for improving how health care providers receive, record, and respect every patient's end-of-life wishes.A colleague recently asked me, in my role as the director of the Conversation Ready work at IHI, what I saw as the biggest challenge of delivering appropriate end-of-life care. Is ita) Patients not having the right conversation and documents executed?b) Provider ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, The Conversation Project, End of Life Care, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Person-Centered Care
By John Gauthier | Thursday, May 01, 2014
The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) is a participant in the IHI Conversation Ready Health Care Community. In this interview, KUMC Vice President of Performance Improvement Terry Rusconi describes the particular challenges an academic medical center like theirs faces when trying to provide high-quality, end-of-life care.

 

Tag(s): The Conversation Project, Conversation Ready, Memberships, Networks, and Collaboratives, Hospice, End of Life Care, End of Life discussions, Palliative Care, palliative care/Infusion Therapy, Palliative Care Nursing, Palliative medicine, Advance care planning, Advance Directives, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Person-Centered Care
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