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Oct. 4, 2018 South-East Asia Publication

Patient experience of primary care and advance care planning: a multicentre cross-sectional study in Japan.

Advance care planning (ACP) is a process whereby a patient, in consultation with health care providers, family members, and important others, makes decisions about his or her future health care. ACP process includes discussions regarding goals of care, resuscitation and life support, palliative care options, surrogate decision-making and advance directives (AD). Previous studies have shown positive impact of ACP on end-of-life care, including less aggressive medical care and better quality of life; decreased rates of hospital admission, especially of nursing home residents; and increased rates of hospice admission. So the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between patient experience of primary care and ACP.

Oct. 4, 2018 South-East Asia Publication

Health professional-patient communication practices in East Asia: An integrative review of an emerging field of research and practice in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Mainland China.

There is a need to consider local culture in understanding and interpreting medical encounters in East Asia. So the aim of this study was to provide an integrative review of literature on health communication in East Asia and detail culturally-specific influences wicht highlights the need for a specific culturally-appropriate model of health communication in East Asia which may significantly improve relationships between clinicians and patients.