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Can the COVID-19 Pandemic Improve Advance Care Planning in Primary Care?

Can the COVID-19 Pandemic Improve Advance Care Planning in Primary Care?

Published August 20, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes The COVID-19 pandemic can cause serious illness in anyone, and therefore primary care clinicians must be equipped to address advance care planning (ACP) with their patients. There are numerous barriers that prevent ACP discussions in primary care settings, including physicians’ comfort with the topic, and insufficient time with patients. In order to address some of […]


Recent Clinical Research on Advance Care Planning: 7 Key Takeaways

Recent Clinical Research on Advance Care Planning: 7 Key Takeaways

Published July 12, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Advance care planning (ACP) is defined as “a process that supports adults at any age or stage of health in understanding and sharing their personal values, life goals, and preferences regarding future medical care. The goal of advance care planning is to help ensure that people receive medical care that is consistent with their values, […]


Research Update: Hospice Advanced Cancer Video Study

Research Update: Hospice Advanced Cancer Video Study

Published August 17, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Although the benefits of hospice include high-quality end-of-life care for patients, lower caregiver depression and complicated bereavement, and less aggressive and costly care at the end of life, patients and their caregivers have substantial misperceptions regarding hospice, which contributes to its underuse. Only approximately 40-50% of patients in the United States die while under hospice care, […]


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