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Caring for Patients at the End of LifeFacing an Uncertain Future Together$
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Timothy Quill

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195139402

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139402.001.0001

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Introduction: Challenges and Potential of End-of-Life Care

Introduction: Challenges and Potential of End-of-Life Care

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(p.1) Introduction: Challenges and Potential of End-of-Life Care
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Caring for Patients at the End of Life
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Timothy E. Quill (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139402.003.0001

This book relates the author's experience in end-of-life care. It examines the critical values that underlie the doctor–patient relationship and the process of joint decision making, and provides practical guidance for clinicians, patients, and families for conducting critical conversations around several difficult topics. It discusses the difficult clinical and ethical issues faced by clinicians, patients, and families as a routine part of end-of-life care and stresses the importance of committed relationships in palliative care.

Keywords:   end-of-life care, doctor–patient relationship, joint decision making, critical conversations, ethical issues, committed relationships, palliative care

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