TITLE

End-of-life discussions portrayed as first step toward death panels

PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Nov2009, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p121
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the opposition of people to a proposed health care reform bill allowing physician reimbursement for end-of-life planning consults in the U.S. Opponents of the bill believe that it will affect many patients and will lead to euthanasia. Deborah Jaques, executive director of the Oregon Hospice Association, explains the effect of a negative public portrayal of end-of-life discussions on health care decisions in the country.
ACCESSION #
45575982

 

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