CANCER study: Physicians and end-of-life discussions

April 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Apr2010, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p41
The article focuses on a study regarding end-of-life care published online in the peer-reviewed journal "CANCER" of the American Cancer Society. It says that most physicians discuss end-of-life care with terminally ill patients on the later part, when there are no more treatments available. According to author Nancy L. Keating, researchers thought of two explanations, one is the physicians' lack of awareness on the national end-of-life guidelines and the other is their disagreement about it.


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