Year: 1995 Source: The Medical Journal of Australia, v.162, (June 5, 1995), p.594-597 SIEC No: 19950195

In this article, 3 practitioners with experience in palliative care discuss their approaches to difficult clinical circumstances detailed in a case history of a 34-year-old woman. They agree on the need to provide a high level of skill in diagnosis & treatment with special attention to commnication & negotiation; recognize that “ethical” decisions that determine the course of an illness are made of an continuous basis over time; & emphasize involvement of various health professionals. (12 Refs)