[Practicing medicine at the end of life: use clear language].
Related Articles [Practicing medicine at the end of life: use clear language]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2017;161(0):D1733 Authors: Swart SJ Abstract Up to thirty years ago, in the Netherlands the word ‘stervensbegeleiding’ [literally, dying-guidance] was used to refer to care for people in the last days of life. After Cicely Saunders had developed a multidisciplinary and multidimensional approach for care for the dying, the wording changed, until the word ‘palliative care’ was adopted. This care gradually developed from care for the dying to care for all people with life-threatening illness, as illustrated in the WHO definition. This shift in focus of…
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