AAPA Members, login to view FREE Full Text for all articles. Not a member? Join today!

Institutional members access full text with Ovid®

Share this article on:

When communication fails: Resolving end-of-life impasses

Davenport, Lisa Z. MSHS, PA-C; Schopp, Georgeanne MS, LMFT

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: June 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 6 - p 28–31
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000444733.31916.2b
Case Report

ABSTRACT Various protocols and advance directives can prepare physician assistants for difficult conversations with patients about end-of-life care. This case scenario explores the roles and influences that complicated one patient's care and how the situation was resolved.

Lisa Z. Davenport is an assistant professor at South University in Savannah, Ga. Georgeanne Schopp is a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Savannah, Ga., and Hilton Head, S.C., and a guest lecturer in the South University PA program. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

© 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
You currently do not have access to this article

To access this article:

Note: If your society membership provides full-access, you may need to login on your society website