En el final de la vida, mide lo que el paciente valora – Health Leaders Media

At End of Life, Measure What Patients Value

An expert in geriatric medicine calls for a more mindful and measured strategy that takes into consideration the physical and emotional needs and values of patients who are in their last years of life.

People live longer thanks to modern medicine. However, care providers can sometimes fail to account that people living to an advanced age are often coping with multiple chronic illnesses and likely do not fall under a standardized treatment regimen. It’s a stage in the final years of life that more people will pass through as our demographic ages, yet providers often don’t make the distinction.

Joanne Lynn, MD, a geriatrician, hospice physician, and director of the non-profit Altarum Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, is the lead author of a commentary this month in The Journal of The American Medical Association, which calls for a more mindful and measured strategy that takes into consideration the physical and emotional needs and values of patients who are in their last years of life.

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