Tag Archives: end-of-life

Advance Care Planning

Research Challenges Assumptions About End-of-Life Care Preferences

It seems reasonable to assume that most people would prefer to be at home and as free of intrusive medical care as possible at the end of life vs. being in a hospital and subjected to uncomfortable, pointless medical interventions. New research indicates that may not be true, which provides a reminder not to put […]


Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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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 […]