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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 2

of 'Advance care planning and advance directives'

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Advance care planning: Beyond the living will.
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Messinger-Rapport BJ, Baum EE, Smith ML
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Cleve Clin J Med. 2009 May;76(5):276-85.
 
For a variety of reasons, the most commonly used advance directive documents (eg, the living will) may not be very useful in many situations that older adults encounter. The durable power of attorney for health care is a more versatile document. We advocate focusing less on "signing away" certain interventions and more on clarifying the goals of care in the ambulatory setting.
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Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA. rapporb@ccf.org
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