An advance directive in two questions.

Title

An advance directive in two questions.

Creator

Mahon MM

Publisher

Journal Of Pain And Symptom Management

Date

2011

Subject

Female; Humans; Palliative Care; Aged; Resuscitation Orders; Fatal Outcome; DNAR; Pain/et [Etiology]; Advance Directives; Health care reform; Living Wills; Meningitis/et [Etiology]; Pain Management; Pancreatic Neoplasms/co [Complications]; Pancreatic Neoplasms/pa [Pathology]; Pancreatic Neoplasms/th [Therapy]

Description

It has been two decades since advance directives have become an integral part of health care. Impediments to their optimal usage are common and multifactorial. Decisions commonly have to be made when patients are unable to do so or choose not to participate in decision making, often at the end of life. The use of two questions, 1) "If you cannot, or choose not to participate in health care decisions, with whom should we speak?" and 2) "If you cannot, or choose not to participate in decision making, what should we consider when making decisions about your care?," may accomplish the major goals of an advance directive.Copyright © 2011 U.S. Cancer Pain Relief Committee. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

801-7

Issue

4

Volume

41

Citation

Mahon MM, “An advance directive in two questions.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11581.

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