Voicing My Choices - Advance Care Planning for Adolescents
Posted Oct 09 2012 5:38pm
Aging with Dignity, the creator and distributor of the nationally-known "Five Wishes" advance directive, today introduced " Voicing My Choices ," the nation's first advance care planning guide specifically designed for adolescents and young adults.
The new document was created based on findings from researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The multi-year study was directed by Lori Wiener, Head of the Pediatric Psychosocial Support and Research Program in the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute. The study was published today in the journal Pediatrics .