1/10/2014 – What Can Physicians Do To Help Elderly Patients Who Can't Care For Themselves

How can doctors help patients who are no longer able to care for themselves? How can they engage patients and their families when someone is mentally competent but making what seem to be bad choices.

A couple of weeks ago, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published a remarkable—and very important– article. Written by three doctors, it provides a valuable framework for physicians to think about these common situations and suggests four practical ways they can respond.

Read the full article at Forbes.