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Advance directives have been shown to improve patient End-of-Life satisfaction, reduce surviving family depression and anxiety, and save money on end of life costs. Patients, especially low income patients and those on public health insurance, are often limited in their ability to complete Advance Directives due to low health literacy and complicated forms. This patient population is the bulk of the patient population seen at the Family Medicine Residency Clinic at Central Maine Medical Center. Residents at the Family Medicine Residency were educated on the PREPARE for your Care method of Easy-to-Read Advance Directives and online guidance for patients.
Central Maine Medical Center
advance care planning, advance directive, health literacy
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Congdon, Elizabeth, "Implementing Easy-to-Read Advance Directives at the CMMC Family Residency" (2019). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 511.