Communication Between Patients and Physicians About Terminal Care: A Survey in Japan
Social Science and Medicine. 1993 May; 36(9): 1151-1159.
We assessed patient-physician communication about terminal care in Japan by examining the accuracy of physicians' estimation of their patients' preferences as regards (1) information about diagnosis and prognosis, (2) the place of death and (3) the therapeutic strategy at terminal stage (life prolongation vs pain control). We conducted a questionnaire survey on inpatients (
Attitudes; Communication; Competence; Consent; Death; Decision Making; Diagnosis; Disclosure; Double Effect; Drugs; Evaluation; Evaluation Studies; Family Members; Home Care; Hospitals; Life; Pain; Patient Satisfaction; Patients; Physicians; Professional Patient Relationship; Prognosis; Prolongation of Life; Survey; Terminal Care; Third Party Consent; Truth Disclosure;
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