Conversations worth having: the perceived relevance of advance care planning among teachers, hospice staff, and pastors in Knysna, South Africa.

@article{Stanford2013ConversationsWH,
  title={Conversations worth having: the perceived relevance of advance care planning among teachers, hospice staff, and pastors in Knysna, South Africa.},
  author={J. MARGULIES Stanford and Dale M Sandberg and Liz Gwyther and Richard Harding},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={762-7}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the relevance of advance care planning (ACP), including the use of advance directives (AD) and health care power of attorney in transitional countries where access to health care is often limited. OBJECTIVE The study's objective was to determine the perceived relevance of ACP amongst select groups in the South African community, and to refine an existing tool for initiating conversations on the topic. DESIGN Five focus groups were recruited, with a total of… CONTINUE READING
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