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Showing posts from July, 2018

Nowhere Else to Be

The following story is by Jennifer Heidmann, MD, FACP. She is the Medical Director of Redwood Coast PACE in Eureka, CA, as well as a physician for Hospice of Humboldt and a hospitalist at St Joseph Hospital.

Hospice of Humboldt: Podcast with John Nelson

In this week's GeriPal podcast we talked with Dr. John Nelson, who has been Medical Director of Hospice of Humboldt for 17 years. Hospice of Humboldt serves the area around Eureka, a mix of town and very rural locations, and has several unique features, including:

How to Respond to an Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Request

by: Alex Smith, @AlexSmithMD Each July we post something about an introductory topic for the new fellows. See our prior posts on: How to explain hospice How to explain palliative care How to have a code status conversation How to talk about imminent death and dying How to talk to patients when you first meet them (hint: More like a cab driver, less like a doctor)

Dilemmas in Aid in Dying: Podcast with Bernie Lo

In this week's podcast we talked with Dr. Bernard Lo (Bernie as he is known). Dr. Lo is President of the Greenwall Foundation , a foundation dedicated to improving Bioethics research nationally. Prior to Greenwall, Dr. Lo was Professor of Medicine at UCSF and head of the Bioethics Program. He still maintains a primary care practice at UCSF.

Geriatricizing the ICU

For today's GeriPal Podcast we talk with Drs. Nathan Brummel and Lauren Ferrante, both critical care physician-researchers, about integrating geriatrics principles in intensive care units.