More rigorous efforts in advance care planning are required in order to tailor end-of-life care to the preferences of patients so that they can experience a satisfactory last chapter of their lives. There is need for better availability and tracking of advance directives, and more uniform adoption of form documents that can be honored in every state. The discouraging evidence of inadequate end-of-life decision making indicates the necessity of several improvement strategies. In response to this need, the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs of the American Medical Association has examined this issue again and presents the following report and recommendations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science