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Education in Palliative and End of Life Care References

Principles Guiding Care a the End of Life
Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons Vol. 83, No. 04, April 1998

UTMB Policies and Procedures

Section 9, Clinical Policies
Subject 9.15, End of Life issues
Policy No., 9.15.1
Author: Medical Staff
Title: Disposition of Deceased Patients

Section 9, Clinical Policies
Subject 9.15, End of Life issues
Policy No., 9.15.2
Author: Medical Staff
Title: Authorization for Postmortem Procedures

Section 9, Clinical Policies
Subject 9.15, End of Life issues
Policy No., 9.15.3
Author: Medical Staff
Title: Postmortem Anatomical Gifts

Section 9, Clinical Policies
Subject 9.15, End of Life issues
Policy No., 9.15.4
Author: Medical Staff
Title: Release of Autopsy Results

Section 9, Clinical Policies
Subject 9.15, End of Life issues
Policy No., 9.15.5
Author: Medical Staff
Title: Patients Initiating Advance Directives

Section 9, Clinical Policies
Subject 9.15, End of Life issues
Policy No., 9.15.6
Author: Medical Staff
Title: Withholding or Withdrawing of Life-Sustaining Treatment from a Patient With an Advance Directive

Section 9, Clinical Policies
Subject 9.15, End of Life issues
Policy No., 9.15.7
Author: Medical Staff
Title: Withholding or Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment from a Patient without an Advance Directive

Section 9, Clinical Policies
Subject 9.15, End of Life issues
Policy No., 9.15.8
Author: Medical Staff
Title: Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate (OHDNR) Orders

Section 9, Clinical Policies
Subject 9.15, End of Life issues
Policy No., 9.15.9
Author:, Medical Staff
Title: Determination of Death

Other Documents

Decedent Affairs

  • Authorization for Post-Mortem Procedures Form 5012
  • Telephone Consents
  • Cause of Death Worksheet
  • Key Points of Discussion with Next-of-Kin
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Routine Death Notification
  • Process Flow chart
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