BARRY LOWITZ, M.D.; PATRICIA GANZ, M.D.
To the editor: In their recent paper, Cassileth and colleagues (1) reported on the wishes of cancer patients to be fully informed of their condition and to participate actively in their care (1). In a similar survey, we examined both patient and family attitudes toward information and participation. Patients were asked about the desirability of being under the care of a single medical team throughout their illness. We also examined patients' attitudes toward a mixed ward of actively treated and dying patients. These questions addressed the issue of whether a separate hospice facility and staff were desirable for dying patients.
LOWITZ B, GANZ P. Attitudes of Cancer Patients. Ann Intern Med. ;93:935. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-6-935_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(6):935.
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