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Dying in America: A Focus on Advance Care Planning and Communication

December 22, 201514 min
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Patricia Bomba, M.D., FACP There are many barriers to clear communication on people’s preferences for end-of-life care. While well intentioned, past efforts to ensure that patients’ wishes are known and followed have fallen short as a result of multiple factors, including the natural reluctance of patients, families, and clinicians to explore death and dying; poor-quality communication in the conversations that are held; and inadequate structural supports for advance care planning in the health care system. Join host Dr. Jennifer Caudle as she speaks about the importance of advance care planning and patient-clinician communication with Dr. Patricia Bomba, a member of the committee that wrote Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, a report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Click here to learn more from the Dying in America se

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