The impact of advance care planning on elderly patients: a randomised control trial

Title: The impact of advance care planning on elderly patients: a randomised control trial

Source: British Medical Journal, 2010, 340 p845-849

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Date of publication: April 2010

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This article details a randomised control trial involving 309 patients in Australia and concludes that advance care planning improves end of life care and patient and family satisfaction and reduces stress, anxiety, and depression in surviving relatives.

Length of publication: 5 pages

Acknowledgement: Palliative Journal Club

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