Caregiver communication is critical to helping dying patients

Physicians, patient advocates and everyone else involved with terminally ill patients must communicate to effectively deal with the emotional and complex issues involved in end-of-life care, according to Howard Gleckman, author of "Caring for Our Parents." He says that was the consensus at a forum on care transitions. Physicians can bring in palliative care teams for difficult discussions, he says, adding that it helps when families discuss differences of opinion about care decisions.

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