Webinar: “What Would This Patient Want?” Identifying delirium and its impact on advance care planning

“What Would This Patient Want?” Identifying delirium and its impact on advance care planning Thursday, April 21, 2016 Noon to 1 p.m. PT Register Now CCCC Members: $49 Just $24 after the Summit attendee discount! Non-Members: $99 $74 after Summit attendee discount 2016 Summit Attendees get $25 off registration! Register for the Summit by April […]


Webinar on May 28: Talking with Advanced Elderly Patients about Risks

If Only Someone Had Warned Us: Talking with Patients about Risks Thursday, May 28 Webinar: Noon to 1 p.m. (PST) CCCC Members: $49 // Non-members: $99 1 CEU included for nurses, social workers and chaplains. View registration page for more details. It’s time to take another look at the care we provide to the pre-terminal and […]


Do no harm: 5 things to consider before hospitalizing or operating on pre-terminal and advanced elderly patients

As a physician, time and time again I have heard from my peers that prognostication is difficult and unreliable. But perhaps it is more accurate to say that as physicians, we just aren’t good at it any more. Prognostic education all but disappeared in the 1980s1)Christakis, NA, “The Ellipsis of Prognosis in Modern Medical Thought”. […]