Patient values and preferences for end-of-life treatments: are values better predictors than a living will?

@article{Winter2013PatientVA,
  title={Patient values and preferences for end-of-life treatments: are values better predictors than a living will?},
  author={Laraine Winter},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={362-8}
}
BACKGROUND Advance care planning is widely considered important for good treatment decision making. Patient values have been proposed as superior to standard living wills as guides to end-of-life (EOL) care decisions on behalf of decisionally incapacitated patients. Little research has examined whether values outperform living wills as predictors of treatment preferences. OBJECTIVE The study aimed to test whether patient values are associated with treatment preferences, compare values and… CONTINUE READING
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