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Improving End of Life Care: Why Has It Been So Difficult?

EOL SPThis report contains 10 essays that present a synoptic overview of the most important developments in end-of-life decisionmaking and take stock of their successes or failures. The essays also provide ideas for a new strategy to improve care for the dying, and examples of ways to reevaluate and improve advance directives and surrogate decisionmaking.

 

Bruce Jennings, True Ryndes, Carol D’Onofrio, and Mary Ann Baily, Access to Hospice Care: Expanding Boundaries, Overcoming Barriers, Hastings Center Report Special Supplement 33, no. 2 (2003), pp. S3-S59.