Can goals of care be used to predict intervention preferences in an advance directive?

  • Fischer G
  • Alpert H
  • Stoeckle J
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Abstract

Some have suggested that advance directives elicit goals of care from patients, instead of or in addition to specific intervention preferences, but little is known about whether goals of care can be used in a meaningful way on documents or whether they can predict preferences for specific interventions.

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  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Advance Directives
  • Chronic Disease
  • Coma
  • Dementia
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mentally Ill Persons
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Physicians
  • Predictive Value of Tests
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Authors

  • G S Fischer

  • H R Alpert

  • J D Stoeckle

  • L L Emanuel

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