"You have to try"

Rocker, Graeme
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 16, p1765
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the author's insights on the significance of patient-centered care in caring for terminally ill patients. The author, who is also a physician, relates his experience in caring for a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who has been reluctant to medical management that provides some practical lessons on hope for the terminally ill. He believes that devising care respectful of hope has everything to do with the relief of suffering.


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