Respecting End-of-Life Care Wishes

​McCutcheon Adams K, Warshaw H. Respecting end-of-life care wishes. Healthcare Executive. 2017 Sept;32(5):68-70.

Health care leaders are being called on to guide their organizations in developing reliable systems to receive, record, and ultimately respect patients’ wishes for end-of-life care. This article presents an overview of five core principles to guide organizations in developing more reliable systems for end-of-life care that aligns with what matters most to patients. The principles are described in detail in the IHI White Paper, "Conversation Ready:" A Framework for Improving End-of-Life Care.


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