Feasibility of initiating end of life care in the emergency department

Christina Creel-Bulos

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Dr. Creel is a former registered nurse and current second year Emergency Medicine resident at Washington University in St. Louis, where she additionally serves as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor and advocate for multidisciplinary teamwork. Her interests include critical care medicine, resuscitation medicine and palliative care.


One in five patients access healthcare at the end of life (EOL), often through the Emergency Department (ED). Despite data demonstrating benefits of early palliative care (PC) interventions at EOL, barriers exist with respect... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Christina Creel-Bulos (Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis)
  2. Stephanie Charshafian (Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis)
  3. Brian T. Wessman (Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis)

Topic Areas

Prevalence and drivers of overuse , Overuse in the care of the elderly and at end of life


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