Advance Care Planning: Advance Directives and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Judy Thomas, Amy Vandenbroucke, Kelley Queale

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Abstract

This article is an overview of advance care planning, which is a process that supports adults at any age or stage of health understand and share their personal values, life goals, and preferences regarding future medical care. It increases the likelihood that an individual's treatment wishes will be known and respected during serious illness and at the end of life. Advance directives and physician orders for life-sustaining treatment are defined, compared, and contrasted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-503
Number of pages9
JournalPhysician Assistant Clinics
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Advance care planning
  • Advance directive
  • End of life
  • Physician orders for life-sustaining treatment
  • POLST

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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