Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW
Advance care planning is a process that enables individuals to determine and communicate their goals for health care. Clientsâ€™ engagement in advance care planning varies widely and may be influenced by multiple factors. Such variation requires reexamination of assumptions underlying the U.S. health care paradigm. To facilitate advance care planning effectively, social workers must understand each clientâ€™s values and biopsychosocial context and tailor interventions accordingly.
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