Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustment Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Advance Care Planning
  • Bereavement
  • Caregivers
  • Mental Health
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Quality of Life
  • Terminal Care
  • Terminally Ill

abstract

  • End-of-life discussions are associated with less aggressive medical care near death and earlier hospice referrals. Aggressive care is associated with worse patient quality of life and worse bereavement adjustment.

publication date

  • October 8, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2853806

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.300.14.1665

PubMed ID

  • 18840840

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1665

end page

  • 73

volume

  • 300

number

  • 14