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Advance Directives in Hospice Healthcare Providers: a Clinical Challenge

The American journal of medicine | 12 Aug 2017

GR Luck, T Eggenberger, D Newman, J Cortizo, DC Blankenship and CH Hennekens
Abstract
On a daily basis, healthcare providers, especially those dealing with terminally ill patients, such as hospice workers, witness how advance directives help ensure the wishes of patients. They also witness the deleterious consequences when patients fail to document the care they desire at their end of life. To the best of our knowledge there are no data concerning the prevalence of advance directives among hospice healthcare providers. We, therefore, explored the prevalence and factors influencing completion rates in a survey of hospice healthcare providers.
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Medicine, Life, Greatest hits, Medical terms, Medical ethics, Illness, Health care provider, Health care
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