Death, Dying, and Last Wishes

Catherine A. Marco, Raquel M. Schears

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There are numerous clinical and ethical issues related to care at the end of life. Basic principles of bioethics can be valuable in assessing ethical dilemmas. Recognition and effective management of symptoms can be of great comfort to the dying patient and family. Education of patients regarding end-of-life issues, such as resuscitation and advance directives, are crucial to improving the ability of health care providers to act in accordance with patients' wishes. Communication with patients and families is an essential skill that can improve experiences near the end of life for patients, families, and health care providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)969-987
Number of pages19
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Emergency Medicine


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