Letters Advance care planning in practice

Advance care planning is everybody’s business

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6748 (Published 12 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6748
  1. Sarah J Mitchell, GP and Macmillan GP facilitator1,
  2. Jeremy Dale, professor of primary care2
  1. 1Bellevue Medical Centre, Birmingham B5 7LX, UK
  2. 2Department of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  1. s.mitchell6{at}nhs.net

Mullick and colleagues provide an excellent overview of advance care planning, an area of practice that is rapidly growing in relevance and importance.1 They focus on three main tools for advance care planning. However, advance care planning discussions can provide much more than documents recording a patient’s preference, or other related legal documents.2 Such discussions allow the …

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