Most Patients Prefer to Die At Home Honest and Open Communication is Key
Description: Jennifer S. Temel, MD of Mass General Hospital - Harvard Medical School discusses how most patients prefer to die at home and that an honest and open communication is key. Most patients are more comfortable and prefer to die at home, but, family members are not very open to communicate effectively to the patient in their family. Although compassion and empathy are also important, Dr. Temel stresses out the value of open and honest communication for the patient to be able to make informative and wise decision. So, it’s better to have open communication to the patient for them make better decisions that are based on their goals, values and preferences, especially, when it does come close to end of life.