End of Life Care

End of Life CareIn recent years, assisting patients with advanced care planning has become an important aspect of caring for seriously ill patients.

This case provides a brief overview of prominent legislation related to the end-of-life and its introduction into the clinical setting.

It also describes several topics relating to the care of patients with serious illnesses – advance directives, health care proxies, palliative care, and hospice care—and broader issues relating to end-of-life decisions, such as cost and government policy.