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Advance Directives

Data Element

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Quality of Life Priorities
Description
A PACP may contain a person’s quality of life priorities based on their personal values for what is important to them in order to have a good quality of life. They may value such things as being able to take care of themselves without needing physical help from loved ones, or being able to live without depending on machines to keep them alive, or living as long as possible by receiving all the medical care doctors believe will help them. The intent of the quality of life priorities is to provide guidance to the future care team, in a situation where the person is unable to communicate for his or her self, that informs their healthcare agent as to what is important to them and provides guidance to the care team when treatment decisions need to be made on the person’s behalf.

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