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February 28, 2021
Our findings can be summarized in three observations. First, misunderstanding of ACP, PC, and hospice is wide ranging and deep. Second, COVID-19 evokes its own brand […]
February 28, 2021
The importance of advance care planning (ACP) discussions have been heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic. We assessed advance directive completion, healthcare proxy (HCP), and attitudes toward […]
February 28, 2021
Advance care planning (ACP) becomes more relevant with deteriorating health or increasing age. People might be more inclined to engage in ACP as they feel that […]
February 22, 2021
Long-term-care staff are so swamped with COVID-19 protocols that end-of-life discussions aren’t occurring with residents and families, says a McMaster University professor.
February 22, 2021
Advance care planning remains underutilized. A better understanding of the role of education in promoting engagement is needed.
February 22, 2021
What’s forgotten in the focus on keeping seniors safe is that older adults aren’t solely vulnerable and reliant but contribute greatly to our economy and to […]

It is feasible to flag ‘near end-of-life’ status in older patients from routine general practice data