Physicians' empathy, conversations affect end-of-life choices

05/14/2013 |

A physician's choice of words, empathy and personal experiences affect end-of-life care decisions made by the relatives of patients, a University of Pittsburgh study found. The study involved simulations using volunteers and an actor who played the role of a physician, but it showed that even changing a few words in describing a do-not-resuscitate order could make a difference in decisions.

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