Communicating with dying patients within the spectrum of medical care from terminal diagnosis to death.

@article{Wenrich2001CommunicatingWD,
  title={Communicating with dying patients within the spectrum of medical care from terminal diagnosis to death.},
  author={Marjorie Dean Wenrich and J. R. Curtis and Sarah E. Shannon and Jan D. Carline and Donna M. Ambrozy and Paul G. Ramsey},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={161 6},
  pages={
          868-74
        }
}
BACKGROUND Efforts to improve communication between physicians and dying patients have been unsuccessful, and guidelines for improving patient-physician communication about end-of-life care are based primarily on expert opinion. This study assessed which aspects of communication between patients and physicians are important in end-of-life care. METHODS Twenty focus groups were held with 137 individuals, including patients with chronic and terminal illnesses, family members, health care… CONTINUE READING
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