Research has shown that people think talking with family and friends about end-of-life care is important, but they do not actually have this conversation. The majority of adults do not have any form of advance care planning in place. In the state of Vermont if you are 18 years of age or older there is no default person to make decisions for you (such as a spouse or next of kin) in the event that you would be unable to do so, which can result in a complicated ethical dilemma. The goal of this project is to improve conversation rates between patients and their friends and families about their health care wishes and goals.
Thomas Chittenden Health Center
Advance Care Planning, End of Life, Patient Education
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King, Eric C., "Having a Conversation About Health Care Wishes and Goals in Vermont" (2017). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 301.