Caring for the dying patient at home.

  • John Biehn
  • Published 1981 in
    Canadian family physician Médecin de famille…


Because of documented shortcomings and deficiencies in the provision of medical care to the terminally ill in hospitals, terminal care in the home setting presents an attractive alternate in selected instances. This article reviews one such circumstance and offers guidelines to family physicians who may hesitate to assume responsibility for patients who wish to die in the comfort of their homes. Knowledge of, and access to, community resources is essential to provision of effective care.

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@article{Biehn1981CaringFT, title={Caring for the dying patient at home.}, author={John Biehn}, journal={Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien}, year={1981}, volume={27}, pages={514-6} }