Frequently Asked Questions from the Webinar:
Hospice Revocations: Risk Factors and Preventive Strategies
By pioneering hospice physician, Marcia Levetown, MD
Revocations — when patients or their representatives decide to revoke their election of hospice — are painful for patients, families, and hospice. But with education and collaboration, your hospice can prevent revocations and help improve patients’ quality of life at end of life.
Get answers to your questions about:
- Better understanding a patient’s apprehensions about hospice care
- Effectively working with emergency departments to prevent revocations
- Preventing and handling 911 calls placed by LTCs, ALFs, or families
About the Author
Dr. Marcia Levetown was among the first physicians in the U.S. to be certified in hospice and palliative medicine in 2008. She has been a pioneer in the field since 1994 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She has held professorships in internal medicine and pediatrics, has served as the inaugural chair of the Institute of Palliative Care at the Methodist Hospice in Houston, Texas, as regional medical director for Vitas, and served on an IOM Committee. She is a highly sought after speaker and is the author of two books, several chapters in leading PC textbooks, and many articles and national policies on ethics and palliative care topics.
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