Description: This is a research report about what patient’s, families, and clinicians think is important at the end of life. While this article is over 20 years old, it still provides valuable information about why patient-centered care is so important.
AACN Domains: Clinical Judgement; Communication; Compassionate Care; Ethics; Evidence-Based Practice; Health Policy
Audience: Baccalaureate Level; Graduate Level
Tips and Suggestions: This paper can provide the background for a classroom discussion about how attitudes differ across different stakeholders. Discussion prompts may include and how attitudes may have changed or how attitudes might be different in diverse populations.
Citation: Steinhauser, K. E., Christakis, N. A., Clipp, E. C., McNeilly, M., McIntyre, L., & Tulsky, J. A. (2000). Factors Considered Important at the End of Life by Patients, Family, Physicians, and Other Care Providers. JAMA, 284(19), 2476–2482. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.284.19.2476