Many terminally ill patients feel abandoned by doctors

April 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Apr2009, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p45
The article focuses on a medical research that indicates abandonment worries between physician and terminally ill patients in the U.S. It highlights the lack of closure when patients died. According to Anthony Back, assistant professor of oncology, at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, physicians need to consider the availability in the dying process of their patients. Continuity and closure between the physicians and the bereaved families are noted.


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