Outpatient advance care planning for patients with metastatic cancer: a pilot quality improvement initiative.

@article{Obel2014OutpatientAC,
  title={Outpatient advance care planning for patients with metastatic cancer: a pilot quality improvement initiative.},
  author={Jennifer Carrie Obel and Bruce Earl Brockstein and Michael Marschke and Ari Robicsek and Chad W Konchak and Meredith Sefa and Nicole Ziomek and Tiffany Benfield and Carrie Y. Peterson and Cory Gustafson and Joann Eriksson and Abigail J Harper and Cory Tabachow and Michael Raymond and Thomas E. Hensing},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={1231-7}
}
BACKGROUND Despite American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines recommending that oncologists discuss advance care planning (ACP) with patients with stage IV cancer early in treatment, in standard practice ACP remains a late step of a terminal illness. ACP preserves comfort and dignity at the end of life, ensuring patients receive the care that they desire. METHODS AND MATERIALS A feasibility study in patients with stage IV cancer… CONTINUE READING
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