The art of letting go: Referral to palliative care and its discontents

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Pergamon, Elseiver
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Social Science & Medicine, 2013, 78 (1), pp. 9 - 16
Issue Date:
2013-01
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Accompanying patients from active treatment towards specialist palliative care is a complex sphere of clinical practice that can be fraught with interpersonal and emotional challenges. While medical specialists are expected to break `bad news to their patients and ease their transitions to specialist palliative care if required, few have received formal training in such interpersonal complexities.
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