Symptom Assessment and Management

Communication skills

Comfort

Use of opioids, sedatives, or adjuvant analgesics, NSAIDs

Control of dyspnea

AHCPR and WHO guidelines

Professionalism

Altruism

Accountability

Confidentiality

Transference and counter transference

Nonabandonment

Honoring patients' wishes

Respect for colleagues

Humanistic Qualities

Integrity

Compassion

Sensitivity to patient needs for comfort and dignity

Respect

Courtesy

Medical Ethics

Advance directives, DNR/DNI orders,

Conflicts of interest

Futility

Physician-assisted suicide

Nutrition/hydration

Surrogate decisionmaking

Double effect



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