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  1. Advance end-of-life treatment planning : A research review.

    Article - En anglais

    The year 1996 marks the fifth anniversary of the federal Patient Self-Determination Act.

    The Patient Self-Determination Act required hospitals, nursing homes, and health plans to ask whether patients have advance directives and to incorporate them into the medical record.

    A « living will » is an advance directive by which a person tells caregivers the circumstances in which life-sustaining treatment is to be provided or forgone if the patient is unable to communicate.

    A « durable power of attorney for health care » enables one to designate a person to speak on his or her behalf if the author loses decision-making capacity. « Advance planning » is the process of reflection, discussion, and communication of treatment preferences for end-of-life care that precedes and may lead to an advance directive.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillissement, Qualité, Soin, Soin palliatif, Attitude, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ageing, Quality, Care, Palliative care, Attitude, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0287935

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.