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A Guide to Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the End of LifeAdvance Care Planning and Preparing to Die

A Guide to Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the End of Life: Advance Care Planning and... [Advance planning is the process of making decisions about one’s future medical, legal, or financial affairs in case one becomes incapable of making those decisions later. Such planning often addresses end-of-life affairs such as testamentary bequests, organ donation, disposition of the dead body, and funeral arrangements. Advance care planning (ACP) commonly tries to answer such medical questions as What roles should patient, proxies, and doctors take in decision-making? When should aggressive, potentially curative treatments be used? How should their outcomes be evaluated? Should the patient ever enter clinical research trials? When should purely comfort measures begin? and Where does the patient want to die?] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Guide to Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the End of LifeAdvance Care Planning and Preparing to Die

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Publisher
Springer New York
Copyright
© Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2016
ISBN
978-1-4939-6802-2
Pages
121 –171
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-6804-6_6
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Advance planning is the process of making decisions about one’s future medical, legal, or financial affairs in case one becomes incapable of making those decisions later. Such planning often addresses end-of-life affairs such as testamentary bequests, organ donation, disposition of the dead body, and funeral arrangements. Advance care planning (ACP) commonly tries to answer such medical questions as What roles should patient, proxies, and doctors take in decision-making? When should aggressive, potentially curative treatments be used? How should their outcomes be evaluated? Should the patient ever enter clinical research trials? When should purely comfort measures begin? and Where does the patient want to die?]

Published: Mar 19, 2017

Keywords: Advance care planning; DNR; Do not resuscitate orders; Advance directives; Living will; End-of-life care

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