Docs see ill patients’ families as barrier to talking about care plan

February 2, 2015 5:17 PM

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Reuters Health - Doctors say that when patients are seriously ill, the main obstacles to discussing what the goals of care should be are family disagreement and patient denial.

“It’s a difficult time,” said lead author Dr. John J. You of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario in a phone interview. “But that means we need to be there with extra support and profoundly good skills.”

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