A palliative-care specialist discusses his role with terminally ill patients who want to hasten death by not eating or drinking.
Late referrals to hospice drive up end-of-life costs and limit benefits for patients.
Survey data suggested no significant racial differences in the quality of end-of-life care, but both black and white patients experienced sub-optimal care.
Individuals who care for family members and friends with dementia often lack support, education and communication from healthcare professionals, leading to caregiver distress and inadequate patient care, according to a new study led by researche
About one in eight dying patients receiving Medicare-funded hospice care were not visited by hospice staff in the last two days of life, a study has found.