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Advance Care Planning

"Advance Care Planning" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Discussions with patients and/or their representatives about the goals and desired direction of the patient's care, particularly end-of-life care, in the event that the patient is or becomes incompetent to make decisions.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Advance Care Planning" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Advance Care Planning" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 207 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 31 publications in 2019
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