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Family- and Patient-Related Factors Impede End-of-Life–Care Discussions

Rosenberg, Karen

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: May 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 5 - p 63
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000465035.20470.d3
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According to this study:

  • Hospital clinicians consider factors related to patients and family members to be the main barriers to discussing goals of care with seriously ill hospitalized patients and their families.
  • Health care professionals see their clinician colleagues as having a role in discussions about goals of care.
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