Palliative medicine review: prognostication.

  title={Palliative medicine review: prognostication.},
  author={Paul A Glare and Christian T. Sinclair},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  volume={11 1},
Prognostication, along with diagnosis and treatment, is a traditional core clinical skill of the physician. Many patients and families receiving palliative care want information about life expectancy to help plan realistically for their futures. Although underappreciated, prognosis is, or at least should be, part of every clinical decision. Despite this crucial role, expertise in the art and science of prognostication diminished during the twentieth century, due largely to the ascendancy of… CONTINUE READING