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Advance Care Planning conversation: An open or a scripted conversation?

Continuing a series of posts from members of the ACTION Consortium about their European study that aims to investigate how to support people with advanced cancer to have a conversation about preferences and wishes. Marieke Zwakman, Marijke Kars and Hans … Continue reading

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The time is nigh: When to hold an advance care planning conversation?

Continuing our occasional series of posts from members of the ACTION Consortium about their European study that aims to investigate how to help people with advanced cancer to have a conversation about preferences and wishes. Sheila Payne, Emeritus Professor, International … Continue reading

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Can saving money be unethical? What we know empirically and should know ethically about the cost-implications of Advance Care Planning

Georg Marckmann and Corinna Klingler, Institute for Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich; Jürgen in der Schmitten, Institute for General Practice, Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany, explain the background to their longer article selected as Editor’s Choice in the … Continue reading

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From ‘Death Talks’ to Advance Care Planning?

Last month, we published the start of an occasional series of posts from members of the ACTION Consortium about their European study that aims to support people with advanced cancer to discuss end-of-life wishes. Today, we hear from ACTION members, … Continue reading

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Advance care planning in oncology in Europe

Judith Rietjens, Ida Korfage and Agnes van der Heide, on behalf of the ACTION consortium, explain the background to their European study that aims to support people with end-stage cancer to discuss end-of-life wishes. Advanced cancer seriously affects the quality … Continue reading

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Advance Care Planning in German nursing homes – on target for nationwide implementation?

Georg Marckmann, Institute for Ethics, History, and Theory of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich; Jürgen in der Schmitten, Institute for General Practice, Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany. Germany may become one of the first countries in Europe to implement advance care planning … Continue reading

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