Items Tagged ‘palliative care’

Social workers celebrated for service to patients, families and medical teams

April 22, 2019

Social workers celebrated for service to patients, families and medical teams

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Hospital social workers help patients and loved ones through difficult medical situations and facilitate communication with care teams. Social workers play a pivotal role at UCLA Health, helping patients and loved ones navigate challenging medical situations. They advocate for patient rights; provide education about conditions, treatments and available community services; conduct mental health […]

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Tags: advance care planning, advance health care directives, care coordination, child life specialists, MSW internship program, palliative care, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, social workers, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Ask the Doctors - Should our dad have a living will?

June 19, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should our dad have a living will?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: Our dad insists that he doesn’t want any heroic or extraordinary measures taken if he gets really sick, and he wants one of us children to relay this message to his medical team.  Should he have a living will? We’re verging into legal territory with this question, but as medicine continues to advance […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, end-of-life care, lifesaving measures, living will, palliative care, power of attorney


3 Wishes Project improves end-of-life experience for patients and loved ones

May 4, 2018

3 Wishes Project improves end-of-life experience for patients and loved ones

By uclahealth uclahealth

Although the medical intensive care unit (MICU) at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is designed to save lives, it’s also where some patients spend their final moments. “We see adult patients of all ages who succumb to a variety of medical conditions, such as cancer, respiratory infections, heart disease and organ failure,” says Sherry Xu, […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes Project, cancer, end-of-life, heart disease, medical intensive care unit, MICU, oncology, organ failure, palliative care, respiratory infections, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Collaborations Bolster Growth of No One Dies Alone Program

June 7, 2016

Collaborations Bolster Growth of No One Dies Alone Program

By uclahealth uclahealth

In 2014, UCLA’s departments of palliative care, spiritual care, social work and volunteer services worked together to create the No One Dies Alone (NODA) program. Two years after its launch, the program’s collaborative origins have served as the foundation of its continual growth and expansion. “The program’s collaborative elements have been the driving force behind […]

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Tags: No One Dies Alone program, NODA, palliative care, People-Animal Connection, social work, spiritual care, volunteer, volunteer services