End-of-life care for elderly often too aggressive, study says – CBS News

“For many patients, hospice is an ‘add-on’ to a very aggressive pattern of care during the last days of life,” Dr. Joan Teno, professor of health services policy and practice at Brown University, said in a written statement. “I suspect this is not what patients want.”

Palliative care is a form of treatment that aims to alleviate symptoms like pain and nausea while not curing the disease, which should make people more comfortable during their final days.

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