Conversations Shape End-of-Life Decisions – July CARE Connections

During the COVID-19 pandemic, critically ill patients are more likely to be hospitalized and isolated from their families and loved ones.

Read how UW-Madison School of Nursing Assistant Professor Kristen Pecanac, PhD, RN is working to improve conversations that shape end-of-life care decisions, in the July issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the SoN’s Center for Aging Research and Education. Here’s an excerpt:

“The tricky thing is how you measure communication being good or bad,” Pecanac says. “What does the best communication look like?”

This month’s CARE Connections also includes COVID-19 resources; a profile of CARE Affiliate Maichou Lor, PhD, RN; a research opportunity; and news relating to older adult health and well-being.

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This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 07/23/2020.