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1. Examine the complexities of medical decision-making at the end of life and the inadequacy of advance directives alone to affect care at the end of life.
2. Demonstrate how effective communication can facilitate medical decision-making and improve congruency between care received and patient goals, priorities, and values.
3. Discuss the National POLST Paradigm and the current status of POST in Virginia.
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Pile, C. & Pole, L. (2013). Virginia POST: Improving Patient- Physician Communication about End of Life Care. Age in Action, 28(2), 1-6.