Can advance care planning help you avoid the treatment trap? (Rosemary Gibson presentation)
Panel: Advance care planning: Explaining, not scaring (Health Journalism 2011)
Speaker: Rosemary Gibson, author of The Treatment Trap and Wall of Silence
Panel description: “Death panel” rhetoric has it backward: The latest research and clinical approaches in advance planning focus on how to help patients make more informed medical decisions. This panel explores the changes and challenges: How are patient values and beliefs about medical interventions influencing later decisions? Can you really ask people to make “end-of-life” treatment decisions in advance? What are alternative models to advance directives? What reforms are under way, and what else is needed?