Disease-specific advance care planning: Conversations emphasize patient preferences and provide clarity

[Oncology Nurse Advisor, September 01, 2010] Advance care planning (ACP) discussions are not sufficiently incorporated into the care of oncology patients. Studies have consistently found that patients with late-stage cancer have a low rate of completing advance directives (ADs). Yet even the completion of ADs or appointment of proxies may be insufficient to address end-of-life decision making needs that may arise.

Sandra Schellinger, MSN, RN, ANP; Abbey Sidebottom, MPH and Linda Briggs, MS, MA, RN of Allina's Home and Community Services discuss the implications in an article they authored for ?Oncology Nurse Advisor. Read the full article at oncologynurseadvisor.com.

Posted on September 08, 2010 in Allina Health Home HealthMagazinesOncology Nurse Advisor

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