Best Practices: Advance Care Planning
News@VHAEthics 2001 Spring: 1
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Pearlman, Robert A.; Cole, William G.; Patrick, Donald L.; Starks, Helene E.; Cain, Kevin C. (1995-09)Patient autonomy is a guiding principle in medical decision-making in America. This is challenging when patients become mentally incapacitated and cannot express their preferences. Advance care planning (ACP) addresses ...
Patrick, Donald L.; Pearlman, Robert A.; Starks, Helene E.; Cain, Kevin C.; Cole, William G.; Uhlmann, Richard F. (1997-10-01)BACKGROUND: Treatment preferences established before life-threatening illness occurs may differ from actual decisions because of changes in preferences or poor understanding of the link between prospective preferences and ...