Published in Clinical Oncology Week, March 23rd, 2009
The study results, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, identified two themes: before death, abandonment worries related to loss of continuity of communication between patient and physician; and at the time death or after, the patient's family's feelings of abandonment from a lack of closure with the physician. "Doctors often don't realize how important this issue is for patients and their families," said lead author Anthony Back, M.D., an...
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