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“Whatever happens, happens” challenges of end-of-life communication from the perspective of older adults and family caregivers: a Qualitative study

https://bmcpalliatcare.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12904-019-0493-7

Effective communication is integral to the delivery of goal-concordant care for older adults and their family caregivers, and yet, it is uncommon in people with serious illness. This study explores the challenges of integrating end-of-life communication into heart failure management from the perspectives of older adults and family caregivers.