Emotional numbness modifies the effect of end-of-life discussions on end-of-life care Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Terminal Care
  • Terminally Ill
  • Withholding Treatment

abstract

  • Emotional numbness diminishes a patient's capacity to benefit from EOL discussions. The EOL decision making may be more effective if clinical communications with emotionally numb patients are avoided.

publication date

  • May 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3511666

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.04.003

PubMed ID

  • 22926093

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 841

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 45

number

  • 5