Friday, 19 October 2018

Doctors 'need to start early conversation with patients about dying'

Doctors 'need to start early conversation with patients about dying' Doctors need to get better at having difficult conversations with dying patients and not just in their final days, according to a report from the Royal College of Physicians.

It says doctors should talk to people who could die within 12 months, who may be frail or terminally ill, and give them choices over their future care.

But the report says that rarely happens and doctors should be more proactive. BBC News

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