Pain & Suffering at End of Life

Posted by Kathy Miller, LCPC on Feb. 3, 2015, 10:37 a.m.

Article looks at why pain and suffering have increased at end of life, despite more use of hospice and palliative care.

"We don't have the vernacular in our society to have the conversation about the end of life," Ihrig said. "People say, 'I don't want to take away someone's hope.' But in a metastatic pancreatic cancer, for example, we have to redefine what we mean by hope," he said, citing one of the most deadly cancers.

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