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Advance Care Planning

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For many Americans, advance care planning is not a conversation that one brings up until they are faced with advanced illness. The importance of family involvement and the solutions to achieving meaningful, informed provider/family conversation was discussed at the American Academy of Nursing's Raise the Voice Critical Conversation "Best Practices in Advanced Care Planning and Decision Making: Models that Work." The catalyst for the Critical Conversation was a policy brief developed by an Academy Task Force in 2011 titled "Advance Care Planning as an Urgent Public Health Concern" identifying four policy recommendations for ensuring that conversations about informed preferences are on going and the norm.

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