Essential reading: Expert recommendations

Heyland D.”What matters most in end-of-life care: perceptions of seriously ill patients and their families.” Canadian Medical Association Journal (2006); 174(5):827-633.

Singer P. “Quality End of Life Care: Patients Perspectives” Journal of the American Medical Association (1999);;281(2):163-16

Temel JS et al. “Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.” New England Journal of Medicine (2010); 363:733-742.

Chochinov HM. “Dignity and the essence of medicine: the A,B, C, and D of dignity conserving care.” British Medical Journal (2007); 335 (7612): 184-187.

Chochinov HM. “Dignity in Care: Time to Take Action” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (2013); S0885-3924(13)00452-1

Scapiro R et al. “Living and Dying Well with Cancer: Successfully Integrating Palliative Care and Cancer Treatment.” Missoula, Montana: Promoting Excellence in End of Life Care (2003).     

Latimer E J. “Ethical care at the end of life.” Canadian Medical Association Journal  (1998); 158:1741-7.

Brazil K et al. “Service Preferences Among Family Caregivers of the Terminally Ill.” Journal of Palliative Medicine (2005); 8(1): 69-78.