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Prescribing end-of-life conversation

Read an interesting article on communication around the end-of-life.  When debating end-of-life care,  many times these debates are limited to a “yes or no” towards assisted (aid) in dying. We tend to forget that the end-of-life starts earlier then the moment where doctors say we are ‘terminal’. Both doctors and their patients should realise that a talk about the end best is held when no end is yet in sight. And – when you are finally admitted to a care facility – doctors should stop “doing” something if they have not “talked”. In the Boston Globe Dr Angelo Volandes, a Harvard Medical School physician, wrote an eminent opinion article explaining the importance of such conversation. But remember: this is not an American issue alone, his advice is valid for all over the globe!

Interested? Read it here.