Study: End-of-Life Counseling Improves patientsAE Moods
Byline: Carla K. Johnson AP Medical Writer
As a political uproar rages over end-of-life counseling, a new study finds offering such care to dying cancer patients improves their mood and quality of life.
The study of 322 patients in rural New Hampshire and Vermont also suggests the counseling didnAEt discourage people from going to the hospital. The research didnAEt look at costs.
The studyAEs publication in WednesdayAEs Journal of the American Medical Association coincides with the fight over health care overhaul proposals in Congress.
Some conservatives have called end-of-life counseling included in one version of the bill "death panels" and a …
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Publication information: Article title: Study: End-of-Life Counseling Improves patientsAE Moods. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: August 19, 2009. Page number: 2. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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