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Meeting the needs of older adults with serious illness : challenges and opportunities in the age of health care reform

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editors Amy S. Kelley, Diane M. Meier. --Totawa, NJ: Humana Press , c2014.
Call Number
WB 310 M495 2014
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform provides an introduction to the principles of palliative care; describes current models of delivering palliative care across care settings, and examines opportunities in the setting of healthcare policy reform for palliative care to improve outcomes for patients, families and healthcare institutions. The United States is currently facing a crisis in health care marked by unsust…
Call Number
WB 310 M495 2014
Other Authors
Kelley, Amy S
Meier, Diane M
Responsibility
editors Amy S. Kelley, Diane M. Meier
Place of Publication
Totawa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
240 p.
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781493904068
Subjects (MeSH)
Palliative treatment - United States
Abstract
Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform provides an introduction to the principles of palliative care; describes current models of delivering palliative care across care settings, and examines opportunities in the setting of healthcare policy reform for palliative care to improve outcomes for patients, families and healthcare institutions. The United States is currently facing a crisis in health care marked by unsustainable spending and quality that is poor relative to international benchmarks. Yet this is also a critical time of opportunity. Because of its focus on quality of care, the Affordable Care Act is poised to expand access to palliative care services for the sickest, most vulnerable, and therefore most costly, 5% of patients- a small group who nonetheless drive about 50% of all healthcare spending. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis or stage of illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Research has demonstrated palliative care’s positive impact on health care value. Patients (and family caregivers) receiving palliative care experience improved quality of life, better symptom management, lower rates of depression and anxiety, and improved survival. Because patient and family needs are met, crises are prevented, thereby directly reducing need for emergency department and hospital use and their associated costs. An epiphenomenon of better quality of care, the lower costs associated with palliative care have been observed in multiple studies. Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform, a roadmap for effective policy and program design, brings together expert clinicians, researchers and policy leaders, who tackle key areas where real-world policy options to improve access to quality palliative care could have a substantial role in improving value.
Contents
Current Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness -- Chapter 1. When More is Less: Overuse of medical services harms patients / Shannon Brownlee, MS, Christine Cassel, MD, and Vikas Saini, MD -- Chapter 2. Disparities in Access to Palliative Care / Cardinale B. Smith and Otis W. Brawley -- Chapter 3. Family Caregiving and Palliative Care: Aligning Theory, Practice, and Policy / Carol Levine and Carol V. O’Shaughnessy -- Settings for the Care of the Seriously Ill -- Chapter 4. This is Your Life: Achieving a Comprehensive, Person-Centered Model of Care at the Intersection of Policy, Politics, and Private Sector Innovation / Brad Stuart, M.D., Andrew MacPherson, Gary Bacher -- Chapter 5. Hospice and Health Care Reform: What is the Optimal Path? / Melissa D. Aldridge, Jean S. Kutner -- Chapter 6. Palliative Care in the Long Term Care Setting / Mary Ersek, Justine S. Sefcik, David G. Stevenson -- Measuring Quality and Paying for the Care of the Seriously Ill -- Chapter 7. Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform / Laura C. Hanson, MD, MPH, Anna Schenck, PhD, Helen Burstin, MD, MPH -- Chapter 8. Palliative care’s impact on utilization and costs: Implications for health services research and policy / J. Brian Cassel -- Chapter 9. Long-term Services and Supports: A Necessary Complement to Palliative Care / Judy Feder, Harriet Komisar, and Robert Berenson -- Chapter 10. The Manifest Destinies of Managed Care and Palliative Care / Richard H. Bernstein Karol DiBello -- Platforms for Improvement -- Chapter 11. Models of Care Delivery and Coordination: Palliative Care Integration within Accountable Care Organizations / Robert Sawicki, Susan Block, Lori Bishop, Monique Reese, Dottie Deremo, Susan Block, MD, Vicki Jackson, MD, and Thomas Lee, MD -- Chapter 12. Implementing a Care Planning System: How to Fix the Most Pervasive Errors in Health Care / Bernard J. Hammes, Ph.D., Linda A. Briggs, M.A., M.S., R.N., William Silvester, M.D., Kent Wilson, M.D., Sue Schettle, John Maycroft, M.P.P., Julie Sandoval, M.D., Ann E. Orders, M.H.A., Melissa Stern, M.B.A. -- Chapter 13. Igniting Action to Integrate Palliative Care in our US Health System: The Role of Disease Specific Advocacy Groups A cancer advocacy case study Rebecca Kirch, Andy Miller -- Chapter 14. What do you mean you don’t also offer palliative care? Effective public engagement to harness demand to improve care for serious illness / Sharyn M. Sutton PhD and Marian S. Grant, DNP, CRNP, RN -- Chapter 15. Research Priorities in Palliative Care for Older Adults / R. Sean Morrison, MD -- Chapter 16. Medical and Nursing Education & Training / Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD, Betty R. Ferrell, RN, PhD.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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