Why don't patients and physicians talk about end-of-life care? Barriers to communication for patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and their primary care clinicians.

@article{Curtis2000WhyDP,
  title={Why don't patients and physicians talk about end-of-life care? Barriers to communication for patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and their primary care clinicians.},
  author={J. R. Curtis and Donald L Patrick and E. T. See Caldwell and Ann C Collier},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={160 11},
  pages={
          1690-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic and terminal disease frequently do not talk to their physicians about end-of-life care. Interventions to improve this communication have generally been unsuccessful, suggesting that important barriers to this communication must exist. OBJECTIVES To determine the barriers to and facilitators of patient-clinician communication about end-of-life care and to identify barriers and facilitators that are more common among those patients who are least likely to… CONTINUE READING
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