According to a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), healthcare leaders and providers need to become comfortable talking about end-to-life care and death with patients. The new report called “Dying in America” found that the demand of family caregivers is increasing. Making matters more challenging is the fact that most people nearing end-of-life care are not capable of making the decision on their own, therefore making advance planning vital. Researchers call for associations, institutions and organizations to establish appropriate training and certification to end-of-life care credentials.
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