Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"The Talk" Difficult for Doctors

More data suggesting how difficult end of life discussions are for medical professionals, patients and families.



Facing End-of-Life Talks, Doctors Choose to Wait
Denise Grady
New York Times
January 11, 2010

Advice that sounds good on paper may be no match for the emotions on both sides when it comes to facing patients and their families and admitting that it will soon be over, that all medicine can offer is a bit of comfort while the patient waits to die.

Link: Link: Caring Conversations, a booklet promoting practical preparations for serious illness or the end of life.



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