Roles of Physicians in Healthy Dying

What the roles of clinicians and patients should be in defining what constitutes a quality dying experience and good care of dying people has received less attention than issues like euthanasia and assisted death. Which parts of dying, if any, should be medicalized and why? What do patients and clinicians need to know about dying and why? This month's issue explores these and other questions in the care and caring of those nearing the end of life.
Volume 20, Number 8: E675-792
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