End-of-life discussions with physicians have benefits

November 2008
Hospice Management Advisor;Nov2008, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p126
The article discusses the effect of end-of-life discussions between physicians and terminally ill patients on hospice enrollment. According to the article, patients who had these discussions with their physicians were more likely to enroll in hospice programs and experienced less emotional distress. Details about a study on end-of-life discussions performed by researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are also provided.


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