Thoonsen, Bregje; Groot, Marieke; Engels, Yvonne; Prins, Judith; Verhagen, Stans; Galesloot, Cilia; van Weel, Chris; Vissers, Kris
BACKGROUND According to the Word Health Organization, patients who can benefit from palliative care should be identified earlier to enable proactive palliative care. Up to now, this is not common practice and has hardly been addressed in scientific literature. Still, palliative care is limited to the terminal phase and restricted to patients with cancer. Therefore, we trained general practitioners (GPs) in identifying palliative patients in an earlier phase of their disease trajectory and in...[Show more]
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