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We invite the brightest minds in geriatrics, hospice, and palliative care to talk about the topics that you care most about, ranging from recently published research in the field to controversies that keep us up at night. You'll laugh, learn and maybe sing along. Hosted by Eric Widera and Alex Smith.

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    • 4.9 • 150 Ratings

We invite the brightest minds in geriatrics, hospice, and palliative care to talk about the topics that you care most about, ranging from recently published research in the field to controversies that keep us up at night. You'll laugh, learn and maybe sing along. Hosted by Eric Widera and Alex Smith.

    Time to Benefit of Statins for Primary Prevention: A Podcast with Lindsey Yourman and Sei Lee

    Time to Benefit of Statins for Primary Prevention: A Podcast with Lindsey Yourman and Sei Lee

    How long does it take to see a benefit of statin therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular events in adults aged 50 to 75 years?  That's the question we try to answer with our two guests today, Drs Lindsey Yourman and Sei Lee, the lead and senior author of a JAMA IM study that tried to answer this question.

    • 44 min
    Age Friendly Health Systems: Podcast with Julia Adler-Milstein and Stephanie Rogers

    Age Friendly Health Systems: Podcast with Julia Adler-Milstein and Stephanie Rogers

    An age friendly health system is one in which everyone, from the doctors to the nurses to the people cleaning the rooms are aware of the unique needs of older adults. Today we talk with Julia Adler- Milstein about the ways in which the electronic health records in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities are set up to document and track the 4Ms (Mobility, Mentation, Mobility, What Matters Most).  We also talk with Stephanie Rogers about her work toward creating an age friendly health system at UCSF.

    • 40 min
    Crisis Communication and Grief in the Emergency Department: Podcast with Naomi George and Kai Romero

    Crisis Communication and Grief in the Emergency Department: Podcast with Naomi George and Kai Romero

    The Emergency Department (ED) is a hard place to have serious illness discussions, whether it be goals of care or code status discussions, or whether or not to consider intubation for a seriously ill patient. Emergency physicians often don't have the time for in-depth discussions, nor have been trained on how to do so. These are some of the most challenging and some of the most important conversations in medicine, as 75% of older adults visit the ED during the last 6 months of life

    • 45 min
    Palliative Care for non-cancer illness: Podcast with Kieran Quinn and Krista Harrison

    Palliative Care for non-cancer illness: Podcast with Kieran Quinn and Krista Harrison

    In our podcast, we talk about the surprising finding in Keiran's study that palliative care for noncancer illness was associated with a modest improvement in symptoms, reduced hospitalization and emergency department use, increased advance care planning but not improved quality of life. How can palliative care, since inception designed to improve quality of life, not improve quality of life?

    • 48 min
    State of Heart Failure & Palliative Care: Podcast with Haider Warraich

    State of Heart Failure & Palliative Care: Podcast with Haider Warraich

    In the podcast we talk about all things heart failure - from the culture of cardiology, how to impart palliative care on trainees, and practical tips on helping predict prognosis and symptom management.

    • 48 min
    The Geriatric 5M Approach to Telemedicine Assessment: A Podcast with Lauren Moo

    The Geriatric 5M Approach to Telemedicine Assessment: A Podcast with Lauren Moo

    Today we talk with Lauren Moo, a cognitive behavioral neurologist who has been doing video visits well before the COVID-19 pandemic to decrease the need for travel and to decrease the agitation in older adults with dementia that commonly occur when a clinic visits disrupts the usual routine.  

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

HildegardBingen ,

RN

I am a hospice nurse in New York State seeing patients in the community and skilled nursing facility settings. I love your podcast and find it very informative regarding current issues in hospice and palliative care as well as symptom management for the geriatric patient. The episodes on COVID-19 have been poignant and informative. Please consider a podcast focused on hospice care and COVID-19. We are seeing a rapid influx in COVID positive hospice patients as the disease spreads and hospitals discharge patients electing comfort care.

Lover of Podcasts ,

Where have you gone?

Haven’t seen an episode in over a month. I am an educated layperson, helping people write their advance directive, and your podcast often helps with its perspective. Please come back!

krisku26 ,

Efficient way to stay up to date

As a Geriatrics fellow, I love this podcast. Especially that there isn’t 10 minutes of filler at the beginning! The short song is the perfect intro.

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