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end of life

Cardiac pacing
noun The point at which a pacemaker signals a need for replacement, as its battery is nearing depletion.
 
Medspeak
adjective Referring to a final period (hours, days, weeks, months) in a person’s life, in which it is medically obvious that death is imminent or a terminal moribund state cannot be prevented. As in, end-of-life care.

End-of-life care—making decisions 
Initiate discussion: 
• Establish supportive doctor-patient relationship;
• Designate surrogate decision maker;
• Identify patient’s general preferences.
Clarify prognosis: 
• Keep message clear, avoid misunderstanding;
• Acknowledge prognostic limitations.
Identify end-of-life goals: 
• Determine if preferences have changed;
• Identify individual priorities.
Develop treatment plan: 
• Help patient understand treatment options;
• Discuss resuscitation;
• Discuss palliative care.
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Our colleagues in HPNA also have provided a variety of new position statements to assist us with understanding difficult EOL situations.
The EOL is now operated by a group of six scientific organizations, including three of its founders: Harvard University, the Marine Biological Laboratory, and the Smithsonian Institution.
This information may guide health services on how to integrate EOL care with dialysis management, and provide important information to enhance nephrology nursing education.
Once students entered the EOL introduction museum, they could see the instructions to navigate through the museum (see Figure 2).
Health care should provide patient and family centered care that is available to EOL patients everywhere and delivered by health care organizations which are covered by federal and private insurers.
Simulation can be an effective means of preparing students to address EOL issues effectively and compassionately.
These examples show that although the best EOL strategies are product-dependent, approaches can change in line with shifting market conditions.
One obvious issue in operationalizing the TTM is that previous outcome measures have been based largely on self-assessments of behavioral performance, with individuals' intention for a behavioral change possibly being overlooked during EOL decision making (Sutton, 2001; Adams & White, 2005).
In this study, the focus is on EOL cost; costs of cancer patients are compared with those of noncancer patients to determine incremental EOL costs to the Medicaid program.
While it's obvious that someone with aggressive cancer needs to discuss their EOL philosophy with their loved ones, it is important for all of us to think through our personal EOL preferences and discuss them with our family and close friends.
Para ver si la estrategia de aprendizaje (recuerdo y mnemotecnia de la palabra clave) influia en las correlaciones gamma entre EOL y el recuerdo, se efectuo una prueba t para muestras independientes y no se encontraron diferencias significativas, t(82) = 0.
Despite RSC needs interaction between producers and their customers but companies and researchers mainly focused on activities in manufacturing while the customer's role for returning EOL products is not explicit yet and customers are not considered as a key player in RSC.