Changes in prognostic awareness among seriously ill older persons and their caregivers.

@article{Fried2006ChangesIP,
  title={Changes in prognostic awareness among seriously ill older persons and their caregivers.},
  author={Terri R. Fried and Elizabeth H. Bradley and John O'leary},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={
          61-9
        }
}
PURPOSE To examine changes in patients' and caregivers' understanding of prognosis with progression of the patient's illness. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Community-dwelling persons 60 years of age and older who were seriously ill with cancer, congestive heart failure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their caregivers were interviewed every 4 months and more frequently with a decline in the patient's status for up to one year. We examined responses to, "If you had to take a guess, how… CONTINUE READING

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