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Doctors Don’t Communicate Well About Terminally Ill Patients

This piece was first published in Reuters Health. President Randi Belisomo is a contributor. Cancer specialists and primary care physicians are not communicating very well about the end-of-life concerns of the patients they share – and according to one new study, they often rely on those patients to convey information back and forth. Researchers in the Netherlands […]

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Doctors Blame Many Factors For Futile Care, Themselves Included

This piece was first published in Reuters Health. President Randi Belisomo is a contributor. Doctors who were asked about causes of inappropriate care at the end of life didn’t have to look far to place blame. They blamed themselves. Australian researchers interviewed 96 physicians from 10 medical specialties and asked them to describe situations when patients received […]

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