Author in the Room: The Physician's Role in Patients' Nursing Home Care

November 2011 Author in the Room® Teleconference
 
Author: Steven C. Zweig, MD, MSPH
 
 
Summary Points:
  • Prevalent, fragile population, cared for until the end of life
  • Care must be interdisciplinary
    • Facility, staff, physicians
    • Residents, family members
  • Understand and anticipate natural history of aging and decline in long term care, including planning, assessment, continuing care, acute care, and end-of-life care
 
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