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End-of-life conversations needed, survey finds

By Michael Bamesberger
Lincoln Journal Star
July 27, 2012

It’s one of the most important conversations terminally ill patients can have with their doctors.

In the final months of life, should they pursue aggressive treatments or opt for noncurative hospice care?

According to a new study, it’s a conversation doctors aren’t having as often as Nebraskans would like.

The results of the 2011 Nebraska End-of-Life Survey, conducted by the Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association, found that 70 percent of Nebraskans said they want their doctors to discuss their end-of-life care options, yet only 21 percent of Nebraskans had heard about hospice care from a doctor. More