Study: Hospice patients feel abandoned by doctors

Doctors spend years learning how to heal, but most are fairly ignorant about how to act toward patients when they run out of treatments, suggests a study today. Often, once doctors refer a patient to hospice care, they end all contact, leaving patients and their families feeling abandoned, says lead author Anthony Back, a professor of medicine at the University of Washington.


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