"The Talk" Difficult for Doctors
Facing End-of-Life Talks, Doctors Choose to Wait
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.
Labels: end of life; medical ethics