End-of-life care

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WBUR: Many reluctant to discuss end-of-life care with loved ones, doctors, UMass Medical School survey finds

There is growing awareness that if you want your wishes followed for the medical care you are given – or not given – at the end of your life, you should talk about it in advance with your loved ones and doctor, says a new report co-authored by UMass Medical School for the Massachusetts Coalition of Serious Illness Care.

The Boston Globe: Massachusetts doctors, patients not prepared for end-of-life care, according to survey by UMass Medical School and SSRS

Doctors and patients in Massachusetts are not prepared for end-of-life care, and one-third of those who had a relative who died recently were disappointed in their care, according to a recent survey conducted by UMass Medical School and SSRS, and organized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA).