End-of-life conversations: Embrace the responsibility
“For physicians who lack experience in end-of-life counseling, the process can be daunting at the beginning. However, they can be confident that once they have obtained the proper training, preparation, and experience, these conversations will be among the most fulfilling of their careers. By regarding end-of-life planning as a shared responsibility, physicians can become more well-rounded professionally and help patients conquer their most profound fears.
It’s time to start the conversation.”
Caroline DeFilippo is an internal medicine physician.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “End-of-life conversations: Why physicians should embrace the responsibility.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/11/end-of-life-conversations-why-physicians-should-embrace-the-responsibility.html)