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Approaching death: improving care at the end of life.
When the end of life makes its inevitable appearance, people should be able to expect reliable, humane, and effective caregiving. Yet too many dying people suffer unnecessarily. While anExpand
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Attitudes toward working on interdisciplinary healthcare teams: a comparison by discipline.
Interdisciplinary teams are important in providing care for older patients, but interdisciplinary teamwork is rarely a teaching focus, and little is known about trainees' attitudes towards it. ToExpand
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Choosing wisely: helping physicians and patients make smart decisions about their care.
WHILE THE UNITED STATES GRAPPLES WITH THE challenge of health care costs that contribute to high rates of poor-quality care, burdens to business competitiveness, and looming government deficits,Expand
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In search of Methuselah: estimating the upper limits to human longevity.
Estimates of the upper limits to human longevity have important policy implications that directly affect forecasts of life expectancy, active life expectancy, population aging, and social and medicalExpand
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Medical ethics education: coming of age
&NA; Medical ethics education is instruction that endeavors to teach the examination of the role of values in the doctor's relationship with patients, colleagues, and society. It is one front of aExpand
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Delirium in hospitalized older persons: outcomes and predictors.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was fourfold; to determine the rate of delirium among hospitalized older persons, to contrast the clinical outcomes of patients with and without delirium, toExpand
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A national survey of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in the United States.
BACKGROUND Although there have been many studies of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in the United States, national data are lacking. METHODS In 1996, we mailed questionnaires to aExpand
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Treatment choices at the end of life: a comparison of decisions by older patients and their physician-selected proxies.
Doctors are increasingly faced with the ethical dilemma of making end-of-life medical care decisions for older patients who are decisionally incapacitated. Most often, they rely on family to assistExpand
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In the Wake of the Storm : Environment , Disaster , and Race After Katrina Executive Summary
The Russell Sage Foundation, one of the oldest of America's general purpose foundations, was established in 1907 by Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage for " the improvement of social and living conditions inExpand
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