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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.


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Contact: Steve Majewski
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American College of Physicians
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