Barriers to communication regarding end-of-life care: perspectives of care providers.

  title={Barriers to communication regarding end-of-life care: perspectives of care providers.},
  author={Anjali H Anselm and Valerie A. Palda and Cameron B Guest and R F Mclean and Mary L S Vachon and Merrijoy Kelner and Jenny Lam-McCulloch},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  volume={20 3},
OBJECTIVE Communication regarding end-of-life care is frequently perceived as suboptimal, despite the intent of both health care providers and patients. We interviewed health care providers to determine their perspective regarding these barriers to communication. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eleven focus groups with a total of 10 attending physicians, 24 residents, and 33 nurses were convened to explore barriers to end-of-life discussions on the Internal Medicine service at a 600-bed tertiary care… CONTINUE READING

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