Improving End of Life Care: Why Has It Been So Difficult?


The Hastings Center: Special Report


This report contains 10 essays that present a synoptic overview of the most important developments in end-of-life decision making and take stock of their successes or failures. The essays also provide ideas for a new strategy to improve care for the dying, and examples of ways to reevaluate and improve advance directives and surrogate decisionmaking.
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November-December 2005

Resource Type:

Journal Article



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