Advance Care Planning: A Practical Guide for Physicians

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AMA Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Medical - 105 pages
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Most physicians are not trained in the skills of advance care planning , and may shy away from having discussions with their patients about t he process. This book will provide practical guidance on how the phys ician or other healthcare provider can facilitate and implement advanc e care planning. Scenarios and sample scripts of conversations will b e included so that the physician or other provider can envision and pl an discussions with patients. The book will include information prepa red specifically for patients and proxies that the physician/provider can share.

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The American Medical Association was formed in 1847 to advance the art and science of medicine while serving as a unified voice for the nationas physicians. More than 150 years later, it continues to exert a major impact on medicine in American.

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