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The Impact of a Tumor Diagnosis on Patients' Attitudes toward Advance Directives

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Pfirstinger, Jochen ; Kattner, Daniel ; Edinger, Matthias ; Andreesen, Reinhard ; Vogelhuber, Martin
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 07 Oct 2019 09:19


Background: Although advance care planning and the completion of advance directives (ADs) are important tools to avoid unwanted aggressive care once patients have lost their decision-making capacity, only a minority of cancer patients are admitted with completed ADs, and little is known about patients' wishes regarding AD consultations. Methods: For 1 year, every new patient admitted to the ...


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