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Redefining the 'planning' in advance care planning (Rebecca Sudore presentation)

Panel: Advance care planning: Explaining, not scaring (Health Journalism 2011)

Speaker: Rebecca Sudore, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco; staff physician, San Francisco VA Medical Center

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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?