Residents seek instructions for having end-of-life care talks

08/13/2013 | ABC News

Medical residents at Kent Hospital in Warwick, R.I., learned from seeing patients that they needed some instruction on talking about end-of-life care, so palliative care director Dr. Kate Lally launched a program to teach them how to discuss options with patients at all stages of illness. "One thing we run into all the time is patients coming into the hospital not having this conversation, no matter what the age, and then sometimes they get into a situation where they can't speak for themselves," said resident Christopher Peters.

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