Helping to Ease the Pain and Suffering

By H. I. Grousbeck, C. G. Prober, Alexander Tauber, Elizabeth A. Zambricki, Julie Makinen
2009 | Case No. ETH6 | Length 6 pgs.

This case is centered on Stanford University’s Palliative Care program and covers difficult conversations physicians must have with patients and their families. Situations include dealing with the angry family of a terminally ill patient, and how to legally and ethically respond to a patient’s request for assisted suicide

Learning Objective

To help students in the health care arena prepare for difficult conversations regarding terminally ill patients.
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