Tag Archives: advance directives

Advance Care Planning

Seeking a New Paradigm for Advance Care Planning

For decades, Americans have been urged to fill out documents specifying their end-of-life wishes before becoming terminally ill — living wills, do-not-resuscitate orders, and other written materials expressing treatment preferences. Now, a group of prominent experts is saying those efforts should stop because they haven’t improved end-of-life care. “Decades of research demonstrate advance care planning […]


Judith Graham Judith Graham writes the Navigating Aging series for Kaiser Health News, which focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here.

Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News has 8 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

Advance Directives

Advance Care Planning and Other Medical Tall Tales

Editor’s note: Brenda Denzler’s 2019 post about advance directives (reprinted below) came to mind when I read “What’s Wrong with Advance Directives?” a JAMA Viewpoint published earlier this month. Authors of the viewpoint, including Dr. Diane E. Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, cite research showing that advance care planning does not deliver intended results. […]


Brenda Denzler Brenda Denzler is a writer and editor living in North Carolina. She holds a doctorate degree from Duke University and worked as an editor at UNC-Chapel Hill prior to being diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in 2009. She became a cancer survivor on the day she was diagnosed.

Brenda Denzler has 4 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Patient Engagement

‘Take Charge’ Campaign Begins With Advance Directives

Editor’s Note: Ilene Corina and her colleagues at the Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy are leading a 5-month-long campaign to encourage everyone to become better informed and more engaged in their healthcare. Between now and August 2020, the campaign, “Take Charge: 5 Steps to Safer Health Care,” will focus on one action per […]


Ilene Corina is president and founder of the Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy. Corina has served on the board of organizations including The Joint Commission and the National Patient Safety Foundation and has won numerous awards for her work as an educator and advocate. Corina is the author of "Rants of a Patient Safety Advocate: Stories from the Bedside." Learn more about Corina and her work at www.icorina.com.

Ilene Corina, BCPA has 6 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

Advance Directives

Advance Directives and Other Medical Tall Tales

Editor’s note: EngagingPatients.org has published posts recently that share a focus on advance directives for end-of-life care. With deeply personal choices, advance directives involve patients and family members in a wide range of concerns, touching on many topics in patient engagement. In this post, Brenda Denzler reflects on end-of-life choices and the experiences of other breast […]