Tag Archives: palliative care team

Does Your Doctor Practice Primary Palliative Care?

Every mechanic knows how to change a car’s oil and rotate its tires. On the other hand, it takes special training to fix problems with some of the more complex or newer technologies, like hybrid drive systems. By the same token, every doctor knows how to take care of the basics, like checking blood pressure, […]

Value of an Emergency Physician on a Palliative Care Team

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by two contributors: Jean Kriz, MD, an emergency physician, and Sheri West, RN. Both of them serve on the same palliative care team at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Illinois. Jean Kriz, MD – Emergency Physician When I started this part-time position as a palliative care […]

Connections #109: Measuring Palliative Care Consults

At the October 10th meeting of the OSF Supportive Care Governance Council, we reviewed many of our palliative care metrics for the third quarter of our fiscal year. I would like to share those results, which were measured from March through June, today and celebrate with you the wonderful progress we continue to make in […]