Report Examines Bias Against Life-Preserving Treatment in Advance Care Planning

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Mar 19, 2015 12:42 PM
In advance of a Friday Institute of Medicine conference in Washington, DC involving policymakers in implementation of its September 2014 report that urged promotion of “advance care planning,” the Powell Center for Medical Ethics at the National Right to Life Committee is issuing a report entitled, “The Bias Against Life-Preserving Treatment in Advance Care Planning.” (Advance care planning refers to counseling potential patients on deciding when to accept or reject life-preserving medical treatment and advising on legal documents embodying that decision.)