Can be no substitute for good communicationBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6980.662b (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:662
- G E Noble
- Lecturer in medicine Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital, London EC1A 7BE
EDITOR,—Advance directives have a substantial role in helping patients to retain the right to self determination and to plan for events at the end of their lives.1 As with the consent form for hospital treatment, a written advance directive is not a substitute for continuing communication between the patient and health care staff involved in his or her care. …
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