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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-07-02T05:50:13-0400
Through close engagement with our patient and family member co-investigators, we have developed a video-based advance care planning aid for cancer patients and their family members who are...
Sometimes people with health conditions become ill suddenly and can no longer speak for themselves and another person (such as a family member) will make health care decisions for them. Th...
Rates of advance directive completion among Americans, even those suffering from serious chronic illness, are notoriously poor. Moreover, the contents of completed advance directives are o...
This study compares the effectiveness of two different approaches to advance care planning among older African Americans and older Whites living in the community. The two approaches are a ...
This project project will provide an effective, evidence-based intervention for advance care planning (ACP) to 50 underserved U.S. communities or those with poor access to healthcare syste...
This article describes the development of nurse practitioner (NP) competencies for advance care planning. Nurse practitioners are well positioned to implement advance care planning with their patients...
Advance care planning has been shown to improve end-of-life care but it was developed in the USA and most research has been conducted in western communities.
The desire to retain control over one's life until the end has become highly important in our society. Women and men of different ages and of diverse social, cultural, and educational backgrounds incr...
Advance care planning (ACP) is fundamental to guiding medical care at the end of life. Understanding the economic impact of ACP is critical to implementation, but most economic evaluations of ACP focu...
Research has revealed racial disparities in advance care planning and intensity of end-of-life care. Studies of the relationship between advance care planning and sadness and anxiety at the end-of-lif...
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)
Compliance by health personnel or proxies with the stipulations of ADVANCE DIRECTIVES (or similar directives such as RESUSCITATION ORDERS) when patients are unable to direct their own care.
A food service control process involving scheduling of meals in advance.
Patient care intended to prevent or relieve suffering in conditions that ensure optimal quality living.