SUPPORT and the invisible family

Hardwig, John
November 1995
Hastings Center Report;Nov/Dec95, Vol. 25 Issue 6, pS23
Academic Journal
Focuses on the implications of the Study to Understand Prognosis and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment's (SUPPORT) trial to improve terminal care decision making to physician-patient relationship in the United States. Case study on a patient with terminal heart disease; Impact of terminal care on the life of the patient; Effects to the patient's family.


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