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Realizing the Promise of Advance Directives: John Moskop, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Lecture by John Moskop, the Wallace and Mona Wu Chair in Biomedical Ethics at Wake Forest School of Medicine. 

Making choices about medical treatment for patients approaching the end of life is often difficult for all those involved—the patients themselves, their professional caregivers and their families. In this presentation, Moskop will examine the practice of advance care planning and the creation of advance directives to guide end-of-life treatment decisions. He will review the promised benefits of advance care planning and identify several barriers to achieving those benefits. He will then describe a recent initiative to encourage North Carolina residents to prepare advance directives using a new, user-friendly form.


Chambers Hance Auditorium (CHAM-4121)

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