It is not everyday that you get published in the New England Journal of Medicine! Lot of long hours, sweat, and perseverance
has paid off and hopefully our findings can make a difference.
Picture is the lead author reflection over a video that I did to explains the findings of the article. You can click high lighted words below to play the video on burdensome transitions for NH residents with advanced dementia.
End of Life: Burdensome transitions from Brown PAUR on Vimeo.
Health care transitions, such as moves from the nursing home to the hospital, can result in medical errors, lack of care coordination, and for persons with advanced dementia – emotional distress and agitation. A new study finds that although such transitions are not consistent with goals of providing dying patients with comfort, a fifth of them experience at least one during their last three months. More info: http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2011/09/transitions