Advance care planning and end-of-life decision making for patients with cancer Journal Article

Authors: Agarwal, R.; Epstein, A. S.
Article Title: Advance care planning and end-of-life decision making for patients with cancer
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To highlight the importance, challenges, and evolution of advance care planning for patients with cancer. DATA SOURCES: Peer-reviewed journal articles and clinical guidelines. CONCLUSION: Advance care planning is fundamental to support the personhood of patients with advanced cancer. Patients must be encouraged by physicians and nurses to articulate what matters and provides meaning to them as they live, cope, and receive treatment for their cancer. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Nurses can facilitate advance care planning and primary palliative care, to support patients and families to make informed and value-concordant decisions regarding cancer and end-of-life treatments.
Keywords: treatment; outcomes research; randomized controlled-trial; cell lung-cancer; advance directives; prospective cohort; sustaining; american society; advance care planning; international consensus; cancer; cardiopulmonary-resuscitation; early palliative care; value-concordant care; physician orders
Journal Title: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Volume: 34
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0749-2081
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2018-08-01
Start Page: 316
End Page: 326
Language: English
ACCESSION: WOS:000446570300013
DOI: 10.1016/j.soncn.2018.06.012
PMCID: PMC6156999
PUBMED: 30100366
Notes: Review -- SI -- Source: Wos
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  1. Andrew Saul Epstein
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  2. Rajiv Agarwal
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