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Most patients are willing to have advanced care planning (ACP) discussions with their medical team, even if they may be young and healthy. Yet, time constraints, perceived stigma of conversations surrounding death, and the educational requirement of documentation are known barriers for care providers to have these discussions. Identifying a health care agent (HCA) can be an important first step to continued ACP in the primary care setting. The purpose of this project is to propose a systemic approach to having HCA discussions in a time-efficient manner that can be easily implemented as part of a routine medical interview.
Dr. Michael Corrigan, Swanton, VT
hca, health care agent, proxy, advance directive, end-of-life, patient education, preventative, advance care planning, Vermont
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