+ Site Statistics
References:
54,258,434
Abstracts:
29,560,870
PMIDs:
28,072,757
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

To speak, or not to speak -- do clinicians speak about dying and death with geriatric patients at the end of life?



To speak, or not to speak -- do clinicians speak about dying and death with geriatric patients at the end of life?



Swiss Medical Weekly 142: W13563



Research describing healthcare professionals' conversations about issues of dying and death with chronically ill geriatric patients is rare, especially in Europe. The study reviews the willingness and difficulties of physicians and nurses to speak about dying and death with geriatric patients. Interview study with 14 physicians and 17 nurses. The majority (21/31) of the interviewed physicians and nurses reported a considerable willingness to speak about dying and death with patients approaching the end of life. Obstacles to addressing this topic included external circumstances such as lack of time and/or privacy (14/31); personal reasons, such as feeling confronted with one's own mortality (12/31); resistance or denial in their patients (12/31); and the cognitive state of the patients (7/31). Discussing and preparing (the patient) for an end-of-life decision early enough is a prerequisite of good palliative care. It is an ethical obligation on the side of the healthcare professionals to support openness, respect for autonomy, and dignity by addressing issues of dying and death with the patient in order to help facilitate advance care planning.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 056596647

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 22481616


Related references

Mo1006 To Speak or Not to Speak: Alexithymia in Patients With Gastrointestinal Disorders, That is the Question. Results of a Prospective Case-Control Study in Argentina. Gastroenterology 142(5): S-570, 2012

To speak, or not to speak? The feasibility of imaging overt speech in children with epilepsy. Epilepsy Research 107(1-2): 195-199, 2014

Speak up! Speak out! Building HIV and AIDS awareness among Jamaican school children. West Indian Medical Journal 57(3): 315-320, 2010

Speak girl and speak boy Prevention of STD/AIDS, safe sex, reproduction and sexuality. ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AIDS Eleventh International Conference on AIDS, Vol Two One world: One hope : 183, 1996

Who are 'we' to speak of benefits and harms? And to whom do we speak? A (sympathetic) response to Woollard on breast feeding and language. Journal of Medical Ethics 45(3): 215-216, 2018

To speak or not to speak? how and when is that the question? commentary on papers by Davies and Gabbard. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 5(1): 151-155, 1995

To speak or not to speak: Distinctions between speech and nonspeech motor control. Aphasiology 17(2): 99-105, 2003

To speak or not to speak? Self-disclosure with patients. American Journal of Nursing 99(1 Pt 1): 34-8; Quiz 39, 1999

To speak or not to speak the language of numbers: accounting as ventriloquism. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 32(1): 337-361, 2019

Let physicians speak to medicine and let nurses speak to nursing. National Medical-Legal Journal 2(1): 2, 1991

To speak or not to speak: the role of the behavioral scientist revisited. American Psychologist 23(10): 758, 1968

Should parents speak with a dying child about impending death?. New England Journal of Medicine 351(12): 1251-1253, 2004

Speak Up Speak Out: Fighting Scapegoat Journalism. Ajn American Journal of Nursing 95(7): 19-21, 1995

"To speak or not to speak": A qualitative analysis on the attitude and willingness of women to start conversations about voluntary medical male circumcision with their partners in a peri-urban area, South Africa. Plos One 14(1): E0210480-E0210480, 2019

The Geoengineering Dilemma: To Speak or not to Speak. Climatic Change 77(3-4): 245-248, 2006