TITLE

What people want at the end of life

AUTHOR(S)
Kuhl, David; Stanbrook, Matthew B.; Hébert, Paul C.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 16, p1707
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on the significance of improving the medical care of patients with terminal illness. They stress the importance of end-of-life discussions between the patient, the family of the terminally ill, and the physician to avoid iatrogenic suffering caused by poor communication. They also emphasize the significance of proper support, awareness and training to connect with the terminally ill patients so that they feel sustained rather than abandoned.
ACCESSION #
55151941

 

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