Thursday, February 12, 2009

Compassion & Choices on the seven principles of patient-centered care

Compassion & Choices today released its Seven Principles for Patient-Centered End-of-Life Care and urged that they guide health care reform.  “As individuals face the end of life, and try to navigate the health care system, their own values and choices should be paramount. Our seven principles – focus, self-determination, autonomy, personal beliefs, informed consent, balance, and notice - are designed to guide health care providers and policy-makers to place patients’ values at the center of end-of-life care,”’ said Compassion & Choices President Barbara Coombs Lee.

Read more here:  http://compassionandchoices.org/blog/?p=208

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