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Nationally, there seems to be a discrepancy between a patient's desire to talk about end-of-life care and their act of doing so. An advance directive is a legal document that enables an individual facilitate an end-of-life care discussion with someone. For many patients, primary care is their first contact with healthcare on many occasions. Educating primary care providers about common misconceptions of advance directives and advance care planning may increase the amount patients that have talked to someone about their goals and desires at end of life. This project uses a handout and an oral presentation to educate providers with the goal to encourage more advance care planning discussions and advance directive completion.
Newtown Primary Care
Advance Directive, Advance Care Planning, Palliative Care, Connecticut
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Wong, Timothy, "Improving Advance Directive Use Through Provider Education at Newtown Primary Care" (2018). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 356.