Beyond the Numbers: Describing Care at the End of Life

February 2012
PLoS Medicine;Feb2012, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p1
Academic Journal
The article comments on an article by Olav Lindqvist and colleagues on caregiving for the dying people, that was published in a previous issue. It is stated that the researchers focused on the non-pharmacological aspects of care for cancer patients in the last days of life, which presented unique challenges. It is stated that the qualitative approach taken by the researchers explored the complex and subtle behavior and intentions of palliative care staff.


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