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Hi! I’m Joanna Hart (@JHartMD), a pulmonary & critical care physician here at the @PAIRCenter and @PennMedicine. I’m taking over today for National Healthcare Decisions Day (#NHDD) to raise awareness about Advance Care Planning (#ACP). 1/
#ACP allows people to make decisions in case they get too sick to speak for themselves to be sure their care is aligned with their values & reduce the burden on family. One part of ACP can be to complete an advance directive (AD). 2/
We know that certain groups (e.g. men, blacks, and those with less formal education) are less likely to document their preferences through ADs, which may be a marker of less #ACP. 3/
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