Advance directives important for dementia

December 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Dec2009, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p136
The article discusses the advance directive approach for palliative care particularly to patients with dementia. It states that it has been an ultimate challenge for physicians in any medical service areas to give hospice care to patients with mental illness. It cites that the potential solution to the problem is to treat them based on advance directive, which has been determined prior to the growth of the disorder into another stage.


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