Specialists' Experiences and Perspectives on the Timing of Referral to Palliative Care: A Qualitative Study

Mary Ann Liebert Inc
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Journal Of Palliative Medicine, 2012, 15 (11), pp. 1 - 6
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Background: Specialist referral practices regarding palliative care are variable and their decision-making practices regarding timing and communication remains an under-researched issue. More effective referral practices have been shown to enhance patient and carer experiences at the end of life, reduce the burden on pre-palliative care services, and even extend life expectancy in some cases.
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