NEWS FLASH: Ninety-three percent of emergency medicine physicians feel less frustrated in situations where advance directives are easily accessible, according to a recent survey. Ninety-three percent – that’s pretty close to all of them. Do we care whether ER docs are frustrated? Yes! Because we want our clients (and our families and ourselves) to have the best possible care and treatment in the ER. We want our emergency room physicians to be calm, collected, and – well – not frustrated. … [Read more...] about ER Docs Like ACCESSIBLE Advance Directives!
Back in November, I posted “6 Myths People Tell Themselves About Advance Directive Accessibility.” The takeaway: clients, family members, doctors, and hospitals can’t be relied on to produce a client’s advance directive when it’s needed. In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day – which falls on April 16, a few days from now, let’s talk about some better ways to make sure your clients’ advance directives are easily available at the hospital in an emergency. And in honor of David … [Read more...] about “Top Seven” Ways to Make Advance Directives Available in an Emergency