ED visits at the end of life: Helping patients maintain their care decisions

Weinstein Kaplan, Bette
May 2013
Oncology Nurse Advisor;May/Jun2013, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p55
The article focuses on understanding why patients who are dying of cancer present themselves at emergency departments (EDs) during the most difficult time of their lives, with the aim to prevent the behavior and allow them to remain in their homes during their last days. It references the article "Why do palliative care patients present to the emergency department? Avoidable or unavoidable?" by EM Wallace et al., published in the "American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine" in 2013.


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