TITLE

Discussions on end-of-life issues improve quality of life, save $$$

PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Jul2009, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p73
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which investigates the impact of talking about end-of-life issues to patients and their caregivers. Result shows that conversations on end-of-life issues with patients and family members can reduce unnecessary health care expenditures and improve quality of life. Moreover, they found out that family members are better prepared and handle bereavement more easily when the physician or nurse can talk about end-of-life options.
ACCESSION #
43471522

 

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