Chapter

Conclusions

David J. Bearison and Linda Granowetter

in The Edge of Medicine

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780195389272
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199979219 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389272.003.0006
Conclusions

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In this chapter, conclusions are drawn from the narratives and how they might be applied to palliative, end-of-life medical practices. Why do end-of-life care issues/decisions in pediatrics remain so difficult to approach, discuss and resolve? Unlike geriatricians, pediatricians struggle to understand the death of their patients as a profound failure of medicine.

Keywords: conclusions; difficult; resolve; failure; pediatricians

Chapter.  4791 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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