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Advance care planning: what do patients want?

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Advance care planning is the process by which patients can make decisions about their future health care should they lose capacity. Such conversations are shown to improve quality of life and reduce institutionalization. This article explores the preferences and wishes of patients in terms of advance care planning.

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Name: British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005)
ISSN: 1750-8460
Pages: 263-267

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Discussions with patients and/or their representatives about the goals and desired direction of the patient's care, particularly end-of-life care, in the event that the patient is or becomes incompetent to make decisions.

Declarations by patients, made in advance of a situation in which they may be incompetent to decide about their own care, stating their treatment preferences or authorizing a third party to make decisions for them. (Bioethics Thesaurus)

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Generating, planning, organizing, and administering medical and nursing care and services for patients.

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