Advance Care Planning: Ethical and Clinical Implications for Hospital Medicine
British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005) 2011 Aug; 72(8): 437-40
Advance care planning takes place 'in advance of' anticipated loss of capacity with the aim of informing the best interests judgments required when capacity is later lost. It is an ethically and clinically distinct subset of general care planning.
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