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Patients' perspectives

Cynthia Benz

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780192629609
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730054 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0017
Patients' perspectives

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To the non-user, palliative care is something done for the needy, on offer to those being eased towards and into death. Generally palliative care comes into its own once investigations and treatments have reached an end, and that end is presumed final. This chapter presents a patient's perspective on palliative care. It seeks to explore the palliative care we wish for as we undergo our journey. Good palliative care never negates that strong desire we have to be ourselves and for continuity.

Keywords: patient care; end of life care; patients; dying

Chapter.  6526 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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