Ask The Expert: How Do You Handle End-of-Life Care in a Patient Who Does Not Know They Are Dying?

By Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter Source: Practical Pain Management Unfortunately, many patients with a terminal illness who are referred for procedural or medical treatment of refractory pain will not be aware that they are dying. There is a common resistance among physicians to communicate bad news, particularly with regard to impending death.1 In my book, Extreme Measures: Finding a Better [...]