This addition to the popular Pearls Series® presents 71 case presentations of clinical interest related to end-of-life and palliative care for both hospitalized patients and patients receiving home care. The patient vignettes highlight considerations of pain and symptom management at the end of life, ethical issues related to life-supportive care, and approaches to assisting patients and families with the difficulties that surround death and dying.
By John E. Heffner, MD, Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; and Ira Byock, MD, Research Professor of Philosophy, The Practical Ethics Center, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
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