Navigation Links
ACP encourages adults to document health care decisions in advance
Date:4/2/2008

PHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2008 The American College of Physicians (ACP), along with other national, state, and community organizations, is participating in National Healthcare Decisions Day. Set for April 16, 2008, the initiative encourages all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States to talk to their family or doctor about their wishes, consider appointing a proxy, or document their healthcare wishes in a living will, and for providers and facilities to respect those decisions.

The importance of advance healthcare planning cannot be over-emphasized, says John Tooker, MD, MBA, FACP, ACP's executive vice president and chief executive officer. For patients to ensure that future treatments conform to their wishes, it is important for them to document those wishes in advance.

ACP supports advance healthcare planning in its Ethics Manual, patient education materials, clinical guideline to improve palliative care of at the end of life, and end-of-life care consensus panel papers.

Patients actively participating in decision-making and feedback is one of the Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, which ACP and three other national physician organizations released in March 2007.


'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Majewski
smajewski@acponline.org
215-351-2514
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. AASM encourages those student-athletes at risk for developing osa to visit a sleep clinic
2. Acting Surgeon General Encourages Americans to Know Their Health History During Fourth Annual Family History Day
3. The American Liver Foundation Encourages Heightened Awareness of Hepatitis B and C in Light of Recent Events in the News
4. Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan Encourages Arizonans to Get Vaccinated Against Influenza
5. NCAE Encourages Minority Youth and Their Families to Go-for Health and Fitness
6. ASGE encourages patients to see a physician if they experience symptoms suggestive of GERD
7. Pennsylvania Commission for Women Encourages Observance of National Wear Red Day
8. Review of online breast cancer information encourages healthy skepticism for consumers
9. Kidney Care Partners Encourages Policymakers to Support Increased Kidney Care Education and Disease Prevention Programs
10. VaxGen Provides Updates and Encourages Stockholders to Vote In Favor of Proposed Merger With Raven
11. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a ... new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a ... occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated his ... implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure is ... to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to help ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events ... turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. ... tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... MIAMI, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Florida Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this ... of Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Plano, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... taking part in Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients ... for an award to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and ... Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), ... Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected ... CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on the ... announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized ... has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor ... the third quarter of 2016, and to report ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 ... Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the ... announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by the ... diabetes stand in the way of academic and community ... Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues to advocate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: