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Handreiking voor de ontwikkeling, implementatie en verankering van palliatieve zorg in grote organisaties, juni 2013
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"Patients with Chronic Heart Failure are willing to address their
end-of-life preferences, often value longevity even at older age,
but individual preferences are impossible to predict and may
change over time, reinforcing the value of listening to patients
to provide relevant insight and individualize care. Openness
and communication about prognosis, trajectories, and realistic
treatment possibilities engender hope and allow patients to plan for
their future."
Brunner-La Rocca HP, et al., End-of-life preferences of elderly patients with chronic heart failure,
European Heart Journal Advance Access, published November 8, 2011.