Terminal care: the last weeks of life.

@article{Plonk2005TerminalCT,
  title={Terminal care: the last weeks of life.},
  author={William M Plonk and Robert M. Arnold},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={1042-54}
}
BACKGROUND The care of patients in their last weeks of life is a fundamental palliative care skill, but few evidence-based reviews have focused on this critical period. METHOD A systematic review of published literature and expert opinion related to care in the last weeks of life. RESULTS The evidence base informing terminal care is largely descriptive, retrospective, or extrapolated. While home deaths and hospice use are increasing, medical care near death is becoming more aggressive and… CONTINUE READING

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