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
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0287935
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.