Working Together: We Can Help People Get Good Care When They Are Dying


This 16-page booklet summarizes the findings from the 1997 report, Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life, for the lay reader.

Approaching Death reflects a wide-ranging effort to understand what we know about care at the end of life, what we have yet to learn, and what we know but do not adequately apply. It seeks to build understanding of what constitutes good care for the dying and offers recommendations to decisionmakers that address specific barriers to achieving good care.