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End of Life Care in the Emergency Department

  • Arti Baskaran
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Abstract

  • End of life (EoL) care is aimed at patients with chronic or terminal illnesses and can be initiated in the emergency department.

  • Religious and cultural beliefs often influence the type of EoL care the patient wishes for.

  • Communicating bad news is a useful skill for all physicians and should be done with empathy.

Keywords

Palliative Care Advance Directive Emergency Medicine Physician Spiritual Counsellor Equivalent Oral Morphine 
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© Springer India 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineParkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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