Geriatrics: Communication about Feeding Tubes

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Aug 23, 2021 - 9:14am CDT

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In this video (17:18 mins), Dr. Paula Lester Associate Fellowship Program Director of Geriatric Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital, describes how end of life care issues such as feeding of patients with advanced dementia is a difficult and often emotionally fraught time for patients’ families and requires strong communication skills from their clinicians. This video demonstrates communication skills related to this topic including risk of skin breakdown and hospice eligibility.

Paula Lester
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