Communication

A QUALITATIVE APPROACH TO DEFINING PATIENT PERCEPTIONS OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE SETTING OF GOALS OF CARE DISCUSSIONS

Background: Effective communication between health-care providers, patients and their families is a key aspect of the discussion surrounding a patient’s goals of care.  One crucial part of this process is reaching a shared understanding of [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:19:22+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Communication, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on A QUALITATIVE APPROACH TO DEFINING PATIENT PERCEPTIONS OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE SETTING OF GOALS OF CARE DISCUSSIONS

AT-THE-BEDSIDE WALKING INTERDISCIPLINARY ROUNDS: STREAMLINED COMMUNICATION BUT NOT YET THE ANSWER FOR PATIENT SATISFACTION

Background: Prior To March 2016 interdisciplinary rounds were held in the back of the nurses’ stations on two inpatient medial units. Patients satisfaction scores around the discharge process and communication were consistently low. Medical director [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:19:34+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Communication, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on AT-THE-BEDSIDE WALKING INTERDISCIPLINARY ROUNDS: STREAMLINED COMMUNICATION BUT NOT YET THE ANSWER FOR PATIENT SATISFACTION

ETHINIC DIFFERENCES IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF DNR(DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE) ORDERS: A COMPARISON OF KOREAN VS. NON-KOREAN POPULATIONS

Background: Understanding of the Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) order varies among different ethnic backgrounds. In Korea, the concept of DNR is not well-known. We therefore conducted a questionnaire-based study to explore and characterize ethnic differences (Korean vs. [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:19:26+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Communication, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on ETHINIC DIFFERENCES IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF DNR(DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE) ORDERS: A COMPARISON OF KOREAN VS. NON-KOREAN POPULATIONS

IMPROVING ADVANCE CARE PLANNING IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH A LETTER PROJECT

Background: Advance care planning is nationally recognized as important for honoring patient wishes at the end of life. Despite this widespread recognition, many patients lack advance care planning and spend their last days in ways [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:19:16+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Communication, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on IMPROVING ADVANCE CARE PLANNING IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH A LETTER PROJECT

PRELIMINARY FACTOR ANALYSIS OF PATIENT EVALUATIONS OF HOSPITALIST PERFORMANCE

Background: Patient evaluation of satisfaction with their physician has been utilized for several years and is now being included as a parameter utilized to calculate reimbursement. Despite the routine use of these evaluations by most [...]

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THE IMPACT OF GENERAL MEDICINE SERVICE REGIONALIZATION ON INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMWORK

Background: Most academic general medical services cover patients across several different care units in the hospital. Studies have shown that de-regionalized care leads to a lack of team cohesion and poor communication between healthcare providers. [...]

By | 2017-04-25T14:42:45+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Communication, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on THE IMPACT OF GENERAL MEDICINE SERVICE REGIONALIZATION ON INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMWORK

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PROGNOSIS AND PALLIATIVE CARE PRIOR TO CARDIAC ARREST ON THE GENERAL WARDS

Background: Cardiac arrest on the wards may be preceded by unmet palliative care needs, including advance care planning and specialty palliative consultation that can seek to align patients’ prognoses and goals for care. Identification of [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:19:29+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Communication, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PROGNOSIS AND PALLIATIVE CARE PRIOR TO CARDIAC ARREST ON THE GENERAL WARDS