Emergent themes of how and why oncologists have missed EOL discussions.

A recent report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Network Open), analyzed more than 400 outpatient encounters at two academic medical centers and the discussions about end-of-life (EOL). The study was approved by the Dartmouth College Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects.

The research focused on how oncologists successfully navigate and miss opportunities for discussions about end of life (EOL), including advance care planning, palliative care, discontinuation of disease-directed treatment, hospice care, and after-death wishes, with outpatients with advanced cancer.


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