What Would This Patient Want?
Identifying delirium and its impact on advance care planning
Did you know delirium can have a long lasting impact on a person’s cognitive abilities, including the ability to engage in advance care planning?
Find out what you can do to help patients maintain capacity to make decisions about their care, and engage in advance care planning.
Daniel Hoefer, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer for Sharp HealthCare’s outpatient palliative care program, Transitions, and Associate Medical Director for Sharp HospiceCare. He is a board certified family practice physician and is part of Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego.
Dr. Hoefer’s background includes participation on the Risk Management and Utilization Review Committees for Sharp Rees-Stealy since 1994. He has spent over 25 years working in nursing homes and with geriatric patients. Dr. Hoefer is an EPEC-trained physician who has been the visionary for the development of an evidence-based disease management care model for late stage illness.
He frequently presents educational conferences on a local, state and national level to physicians and other healthcare providers on issues surrounding the timely provision of end-of-life care and innovative care models.
Dr. Hoefer received his undergraduate degree from UCLA, his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and completed his residency at Northridge Family Practice.