Goals of Care: Understanding the Outcomes that Matter Most

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Abstract

Advanced care planning is a critically important part of the care of seriously and critically ill patients. A responsibility of all physicians as part of primary palliative care, advanced care planning discussions are more than discussions about code status and should begin early and proceed in parallel with recovery-focused care. Strategies and best practices for advanced care planning in the elective setting and when time is short are reviewed, as are the myriad legal documents that can be used to provide a physical representation of the advanced care planning discussions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)833-847
Number of pages15
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume99
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Advanced care planning
  • Goals of care
  • Palliative care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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