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Volandes: Video technology can make advance planning better

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 31, 2015

The U.S. must go beyond paying physicians to do advance care planning and ensure the discussions are "high-quality, informed, shared decision-making encounters," writes end-of-life care expert Dr. Angelo Volandes. Video technology can quickly and cheaply be used to provide care and end-of-life information to patients and families, writes Volandes, who started the nonprofit ACP Decisions to develop video products that guide patients through the process. The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (07/29)


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