Michael P. Hahn, RRT
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Hahn M.; The Dying Experience. Ann Intern Med. 1997;127:243. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-127-3-199708010-00018
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1997;127(3):243.
TO THE EDITOR:
Lynn and colleagues  provide further significant confirmatory data on the problems with terminal care. An abundance of medical literature clearly indicates that improvements are needed in end-of-life care. Emphasis should now be focused on implementing the changes necessary to improve this situation. I would like to offer the following suggestions, which may help improve terminal-care practice.
First, increase the use of inpatient palliative care on a widespread basis. Centers that have such services available have shown a high degree of overall satisfaction with this type of terminal care [2, 3]. These centers could offer physician and nursing fellowships through their facility to expand this type of practice nationally.
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