Hospice care underused by many terminally ill

July 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Jul2009, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p82
The article presents a study which investigates the value of hospice care. Result shows that palliative care enables people to die with dignity, however, researchers found out that only about half of the patient diagnosed with lung cancer discusses hospice with their physician within four to seven months of their diagnosis. Researchers suggest that it is important to improve communication between doctors and patients to educate patients about end-of-life-care choices.


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