K E Steinhauser
- In search of a good death: observations of patients, families, and providersK E Steinhauser
Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, North Carolina 27705, USA
Ann Intern Med 132:825-32. 2000..Biomedical care is critical, but it is only a point of departure toward total end-of-life care. For patients and families, psychosocial and spiritual issues are as important as physiologic concerns...
- Factors considered important at the end of life by patients, family, physicians, and other care providersK E Steinhauser
Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
JAMA 284:2476-82. 2000..Empirical evidence defining such factors, however, is lacking...
- Preparing for the end of life: preferences of patients, families, physicians, and other care providersK E Steinhauser
Program on the Medical Encounter and Palliative Care, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 22:727-37. 2001..Further research and training are needed to ensure that the desire for greater preparation is translated into improved action toward preparation in medical practice...
- Congestive heart failure patients' perceptions of quality of life: the integration of physical and psychosocial factorsH B Bosworth
Center for Health Service Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
Aging Ment Health 8:83-91. 2004..The findings suggest that psychosocial aspects and patient uncertainty about their prognosis are important components of QOL among CHF patients...