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Preferred place of care and death

Fiona Randall and R. S. Downie

in End of Life Choices

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547333
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730405 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547333.003.0009
Preferred place of care and death

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This chapter examines the importance of ensuring that end of life care patients' preferences for location of care and death are achieved. Preferred place of care and death are included in advance care planning documents (ACP). However, attempts to achieve patients' previously stated preferences on this matter may not always be in their best interests in the later situation when they have lost capacity and making decisions on the basis of their best interests is a legal requirement of the Mental Capacity Act.

Keywords: place of death; place of care; advanced care planning; Mental Capacity Act

Chapter.  8325 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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