Advance Care Planning Does Not Adversely Affect Hope or Anxiety Among Patients With Advanced Cancer.

@article{Green2015AdvanceCP,
  title={Advance Care Planning Does Not Adversely Affect Hope or Anxiety Among Patients With Advanced Cancer.},
  author={Michael J Green and Jane R. Schubart and Megan M. Whitehead and Elana Farace and Erik B. Lehman and Benjamin H. Levi},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={1088-96}
}
CONTEXT Many physicians avoid advance care planning (ACP) discussions because they worry such conversations will lead to psychological distress. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether engaging in ACP using online planning tools adversely affects hope, hopelessness, or anxiety among patients with advanced cancer. METHODS Patients with advanced cancer and an estimated survival of two years or less (Intervention group) and a Control group were recruited at a tertiary care academic medical center… CONTINUE READING
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