Caring for Patients with Life-Threatening or Terminal Illness
Caring for patients with life-threatening or terminal illness is emotionally difficult for physicians and raises ethical dilemmas as well. At various stages of such illness, physicians will need to break bad news, discuss life-sustaining treatment, and provide terminal care. Although interacting with patients and families in these situations may seem daunting, physicians will find that effective interviewing skills are essential for achieving their goals for care.
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