TITLE

"You can't always get what you want"-- Or can you?

AUTHOR(S)
Teno, Joan M.; Dosa, David
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/28/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 5, p643
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses several factors to be considered in improving the provision of health care to terminally ill patients. It is important to determine what dying patients want. One study identified the items deemed important by the terminally ill, which includes trust in one's physicians, symptom relief and open communication. Patient and family perceptions of the quality of care must be measured.
ACCESSION #
20256878

 

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