The attitudes of brain cancer patients and their caregivers towards death and dying: a qualitative study

@article{Lipsman2007TheAO,
  title={The attitudes of brain cancer patients and their caregivers towards death and dying: a qualitative study},
  author={Nir Lipsman and Abby Skanda and Jonathan Kimmelman and Mark Bernstein},
  journal={BMC Palliative Care},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={7 - 7}
}
BACKGROUND Much money and energy has been spent on the study of the molecular biology of malignant brain tumours. However, little attention has been paid to the wishes of patients afflicted with these incurable tumours, and how this might influence treatment considerations. METHODS We interviewed 29 individuals - 7 patients dying of a malignant brain tumor and 22 loved ones. One-on-one interviews were conducted according to a pre-designed interview guide. A combination of open-ended questions… CONTINUE READING
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