Advance directives: Time to move on

Joan M. Teno

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In principle increasing the use of advance directives is important. However, they are not sufficient to address the important concerns of family members of dying patients. We must move from a focus on single interventions, such as the living will, to public policies that use multifaceted interventions to provide competent, coordinated, and compassionate end-of-life care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-160
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 20 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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