Selected Works of JoAnne Reifsnyder
Voices yet unheard
JoAnne Reifsnyder, Thomas Jefferson University
DATE: June 2001
SOURCE: Supportive Voice, 7(3):1-4
RELATED URL: http://www.supportivecarecoalition.org/SupportiveVoice/SV_Articles/SV_Vol_7_No_3_Reifsnyder.htm
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The voice of the person facing the end of his life sometimes seems to be lost in the current dialogue about improving end-of-life care. This essay addresses clinicians' fears about direct, open communication with the seriously ill patient about death and proposes a lens for viewing the end of life that honors the life still left to live.