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Do advance care planning communication interventions at end of life improve health outcomes?

People face complicated medical treatment decisions as they approach the end of life, and communicating treatment preferences with family members and healthcare providers can improve physical and mental health outcomes. More research is needed to determine how to promote advance care planning (ACP) and the features of ACP that enhance quality of life at the end of life. Research could investigate what advance care planning... more »

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What mental health symptoms have an impact on end-of-life decision making?

When people near the end of their lives, they face many challenging decisions. Mental health symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, could influence how people make those decisions. Research in this area could investigate how mental health symptoms influence decision making at the end of life and how interventions that address those symptoms might enhance decision making.

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Identify ways to reduce the stigma of palliative care being directly associated to hospice transition or "giving up".

Conduct research amongst marginalized populations, many of which are not likely to make use of palliative care tx and hospice services. For some, the idea of opting for palliative care is seen as a means of "giving up" on effective treatment and transitioning to hospice, however palliative care can be particularly effective once incorporated into standard care. How can we make PC a standard of care measure (as used in... more »

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