Policy Statement Decisions Near the End of Life

March 2011
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Spring2011, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p49
The article presents the policy statement of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) on the issues on the end-of-life decision making and care. It emphasizes the recognition that the patient is the real decision maker and the responsibility of the care environment to honor patient's autonomy and wishes. It mentions that the ACHE encourages all healthcare executives to ensure ethical end-of-life decision making, develop end-of-life guidelines, and promote community discussion.


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