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Patient's End-of-Life Choices Often Based on Family's Desires

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As a palliative care specialist, Dr Arnold has encountered several types of special circumstances regarding end-of-life care for patients.  Lack of Advance Directives: Advance directives are legal documents that allow patients to communicate their wishes about end-of-life care to family members, health care providers, etc, before actually needing that care. In many cases, the patient does not have advance directives. If the family and caregivers are not clear regarding the pat more...
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