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Talking to the older adult about advance directives.

Clinics in geriatric medicine. 
[Record Source: PubMed]
Discussing advance care plans with elderly patients can improve the experience of end-of-life care for patients, families, and health care teams. Specific goals for any particular discussion should be based on patients' particular clinical circumstances. Physicians should focus on patients' overall values and goals and should provide emotional support during the discussion. Decisions made during the advance care planning process should be documented.
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