Reframing the goals of care conversation: "we're in a different place".

@article{Back2014ReframingTG,
  title={Reframing the goals of care conversation: "we're in a different place".},
  author={Anthony L. Back and Susan B. Trinidad and Elizabeth K Hopley and Kelly Allan Edwards},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={
          1019-24
        }
}
PURPOSE Existing recommendations for communicating with patients with metastatic cancer about redefining goals of care when anticancer treatment is unlikely to provide benefit are based on limited evidence. This study was designed to elicit patient and family views on commonly used communication practices. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Participants were 37 patients with metastatic gastrointestinal cancer and 20 bereaved family members who listened to audiorecordings of oncology fellows instructed… CONTINUE READING
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