• Seeing The Big Picture In End Of Life Care

    8 days ago - By HealthWorks Collective

    End of life care is a pressing concern in the American health system as our population ages, yet most lay individuals and many doctors don't know how to address the topic. This is particularly true for those facing a slow decline over many months, and who may have to choose between aggressive treatment and palliative care during that time.
    Within the hospital setting, we need to create a structure that helps patients feel comfortable discussing and arranging end of life care as appropriate - and that's not an easy thing to do. Patients and families tend to perceive choosing hospice as...
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