Care of the Terminally Ill

B. J. Kennedy, Michael Preodor, Sally Owen-Still, Ralph Crawshaw, Jon Jackson, Ronald Bayer

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To the Editor: Bayer et al. discuss the mortality and economics of the care of the terminally ill (Dec. 15 issue).1 They admit that it is difficult to determine when an illness is terminal but propose changes in care when such a determination is made. However, they recognize that new medical technologies have lengthened the time span between the onset of the “terminal phase” of an illness and death. They justly advocate that care of terminally ill patients may be different but not less. The use of the term “terminal” is inappropriate. As a label, it is cruel and unjust.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1127-1128
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume310
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 26 1984

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Kennedy, B. J., Preodor, M., Owen-Still, S., Crawshaw, R., Jackson, J., & Bayer, R. (1984). Care of the Terminally Ill. New England Journal of Medicine, 310(17), 1127-1128. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198404263101728
Kennedy, B. J. ; Preodor, Michael ; Owen-Still, Sally ; Crawshaw, Ralph ; Jackson, Jon ; Bayer, Ronald. / Care of the Terminally Ill. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1984 ; Vol. 310, No. 17. pp. 1127-1128.
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Kennedy, BJ, Preodor, M, Owen-Still, S, Crawshaw, R, Jackson, J & Bayer, R 1984, 'Care of the Terminally Ill', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 310, no. 17, pp. 1127-1128. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198404263101728

Care of the Terminally Ill. / Kennedy, B. J.; Preodor, Michael; Owen-Still, Sally; Crawshaw, Ralph; Jackson, Jon; Bayer, Ronald.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 310, No. 17, 26.04.1984, p. 1127-1128.

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Kennedy BJ, Preodor M, Owen-Still S, Crawshaw R, Jackson J, Bayer R. Care of the Terminally Ill. New England Journal of Medicine. 1984 Apr 26;310(17):1127-1128. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198404263101728