End-of-life care

Karen Brasel, Travis P. Webb

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Abstract

Given the challenges in management of elderly surgical patients, it is clear that during a surgeon’s career he/she will encounter many patients with end-of-life needs. However, there is much evidence that quality of care at the end of life as perceived by patients and their families suffers. An understanding of issues involving palliative care and the ethical management of patients and their families is necessary to improve the care of the dying patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatric Trauma and Critical Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages367-374
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781461485018, 9781461485001
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Brasel, K., & Webb, T. P. (2014). End-of-life care. In Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care (pp. 367-374). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8501-8_36