Specialists' experiences and perspectives on the timing of referral to palliative care: a qualitative study.


BACKGROUND Specialist referral practices regarding palliative care are variable and their decision-making practices regarding timing and communication remains an under-researched issue. More effective referral practices have been shown to enhance patient and carer experiences at the end of life, reduce the burden on pre-palliative care services, and even… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2012.0264

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