Journal Article

Patients' perception of types of errors in palliative care—results from a qualitative interview study.

Kiesewetter I; Schulz C; Bausewein C; Fountain R; Schmitz A.

Adverse events in palliative care differ from those in other environments. This qualitative interview study of patients who received palliative care identified errors specific to this setting, including deviation from a patient's advance directive and error in prognosis. A recent WebM&M commentary discussed challenges to implementing advance directives.