End-of-life care of the geriatric surgical patient

Jacob Peschman, Karen J. Brasel

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Providing end-of-life care is a necessity for nearly all health care providers and especially those in surgical fields. Most surgical practices will involve caring for geriatric patients and those with life-threatening or terminal illnesses where discussions about end-of-life decision making and goals of care are essential. Understanding the differences between do not resuscitate (DNR), palliative care, hospice care, and symptom management in patients at the end of life is a critical skill set.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-202
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015


  • Care conferences
  • Do not resuscitate
  • End-of-life
  • Goals of care
  • Hospice
  • Palliative care
  • Palliative surgery
  • Surgical ethics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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