Compassion and Support


Patients & Families

Advance Care Planning: Life Expectancy of More than One Year

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Start Educate about Importance of Advance Directives Obtain Copy of Completed Advance Directives Provide Information on Advance Directives Elicit Patient Values and Preferences for End-of-Life-Care Assess Barriers to Completing Advance Directives Encourage Patient to Discuss Wishes with Family Reinforce Need for Updated Advance Directives Assess Appropriateness of Designated Health Care Agent Work to Overcome Barriers Are There Barriers to Completing Advance Directives Are The Advance Directives Up-to-date?
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Motivate completion of Advance Directives Inquire about Organ Donation and/or Autopsy Reassess Periodically or as Needs Change Consider Introducing the Palliative Care Team Discuss Palliative Care Options Including Hospice