Ralf Greinwald

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Especially when caring for patients approaching the end of life, physicians and nursing staff feel committed to fulfilling as many patient desires as possible. However, sometimes a patient's "final will" may threaten public safety. This can lead to severe conflicts, outweighing the physician's obligation and dedication to care for the patient and to respect(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the mortality of patients in a palliative care unit on working days with that on weekends and public holidays. DESIGN Retrospective database study. SETTING Palliative care unit in Germany. POPULATION All admissions to palliative care unit between 1 January 1997 and 31 December 2008. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE The impact of day type(More)
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