Dr. Angelo Volandes
Co-Founder & President, ACP Decisions
Dr. Volandes will deliver the NEHCC’s opening keynote, “The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care,” on May 17 at 9AM.
When asked, most Americans prefer to die at home surrounded by their loved ones. Yet, most Americans still die in a hospital or nursing home, often tethered to IVs and machines, and in pain. End-of-life care remains one of the most important areas to improve safety and quality as well as ensuring health care is delivered concordant with the patient’s preferences. Video decision aids may be one way to help solve this seeming intractable medical error. In this presentation, Volandes will offer ideas on improving quality in end-of-life care including using videos and system-level change to enhance care.
Dr. Volandes is a faculty member in the General Medicine Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on improving decision-making at the end of life and is supported by the NIH, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.
Registration is now open for the 2017 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. The NEHCC is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations.
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