Shortfalls observed in advance care planning for cirrhosis at transplant centers

Patients with decompensated cirrhosis had insufficient advanced care planning during their trajectory of illness until end of life, according to JAMA Internal Medicine.“Transplant center clinicians infrequently engaged patients in conversations about death and dying as well as about values, goals, and preferences regarding end-of-life care,” Arpan Arun Patel, MD, PhD, from the division of digestive diseases, department of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and colleagues wrote. “This finding may partly explain the aggressive life-sustaining treatment providedRead More

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