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The Role of Hope, Compassion, and Uncertainty in Physicians' Reluctance to Initiate Palliative Care

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The Role of Hope, Compassion, and Uncertainty in Physicians' Reluctance to Initiate Palliative Care
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AMA Journal of Ethics, August 2018
DOI 10.1001/amajethics.2018.782
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Abstract

This article addresses whether physicians' close ties to their patients might play an unexamined role in their reluctance to initiate palliative care. In cases characterized by uncertainty, physicians' emotional investment in their patients and patients' families might unduly promote decisions to continue aggressive treatment rather than transition to comfort care. Continued evaluation and communication of patient status, including scheduled objective consultations, can align compassionate actions with patients' best interests. This argument and analysis are based on a case of new onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE).

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Country Count As %
Unknown 5 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 1 20%
Other 1 20%
Researcher 1 20%
Librarian 1 20%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 20%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 2 40%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 40%
Psychology 1 20%