End-of-life counseling improves final days for cancer patients

08/19/2009 | Yahoo! · Medscape (free registration)

A study showed dying cancer patients who received end-of-life counseling scored higher on quality of life and mood measures. The patients, living in rural New Hampshire and Vermont, and their family caregivers received counseling from trained nurses, much of it over the phone. The study also found counseling didn't reduce days in the hospital or emergency department visits.

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