Communications by professionals in palliative care.

Abstract

In this article, the author first examines the ageist bias that is prevalent in clinics today. The author then reviews the basic communication principles and strategies that can help clinicians make their conversations with patients more focused and meaningful, thereby preparing patients and their family caregivers to make decisions in a crisis and to engage in planning for end-of-life care as early and intensively as possible.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cger.2015.01.005

Cite this paper

@article{Schapira2015CommunicationsBP, title={Communications by professionals in palliative care.}, author={Lidia Schapira}, journal={Clinics in geriatric medicine}, year={2015}, volume={31 2}, pages={231-43} }