Why patients at the end of life may not be receiving the best care

Providing comfort care should be the first priority for those nearing the end

Why patients at the end of life may not be receiving the best careBy James Downar University of Toronto and John Muscedere Queen's University Our health-care system focuses on fixing everything we can when a patient is ill. But when someone is nearing the end of life, this approach may no longer be what the patient and their families need or want most. And it may mean such…