The Hospitalist (Vol 17, Issue 12)
Summary: This month in our issue, we look at the challenges and rewards of palliative care practice. Dr. Porter Storey, the Executive Vice President of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine explains how palliative care can help physicians truly meet patients’ needs and goals. Also featured on our cover this month is the story, Ten Things Urologists Think Hospitalists Need to Know, with insight into common urological problems and a review of recommendations on urinary catheterization. Elsewhere in this issue, experts discuss improving outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation and our key clinical question addresses when anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents should be restarted after a gastrointestinal bleed.