Study seeks to uncover why so few older adults complete an advance directive, despite the medical and emotional benefits that such pre-planning provides.
Dispelling Myths About Advance Directives and Preparing Patients in Times of Uncertainty
Having a discussion on advance directives with patients can feel uncomfortable, but doing so can make a world of difference in patients’ end of life happiness. A Cleveland Clinic geriatrician provides practical advice and resources in this Q&A.
Designating Power of Attorney Can Be the First Step Toward Planning End-of-Life Care
Cleveland Clinic is asking its physicians to encourage their patients to think about end-of-life care by first thinking about who they would appoint to make decisions if they are incapacitated.