Talking to patients about death and dying.

@article{Burgess2004TalkingTP,
  title={Talking to patients about death and dying.},
  author={Teresa A Burgess and Mary A. Brooksbank and Justin John Beilby},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 1-2},
  pages={
          85-6
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Talking about death and dying, either with patients terminally ill or well, presents challenges for the general practitioner. There are few Australian educational resources and little Australian research into this area. METHODS We undertook two focus groups, an interview process, and a final consultation with palliative care experts and GPs. RESULTS General practitioners felt they needed support and education in talking about death and dying. This is separate from discussions… CONTINUE READING

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