New Publication from DC CFAR Investigator, Maureen Lyon, PhD

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February 28, 2019
The DC CFAR investigator, Maureen Lyon, PhD, along with her colleagues, has recently published an article inthe Journal of Pain and Symptom Management entitled, "FAmily-CEntered (FACE) Advance Care Planning Among African-American and Non-African-American Adults Living With HIV in Washington, DC: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Increase Documentation and Health Equity".
This paper examines the effectiveness of a disease-specific advance care planning (ACP) intervention for adults living with HIV/AIDS. The intervention, called FAmily-CEntered (FACE) ACP, was employed in a longitudinal, two-arm, randomized controlled trial in five hospital-based outpatient HIV clinics in Washington, DC. Participants and their surrogate decision makers were randomized to either the FACE ACP arm or to the health living arm, in which they were involved in conversations about "developmental/ relationship history and nutrition". The authors found that the FACE ACP intervention significantly improved the completion of the advanced care plan and advance directive documentation in the medical record of the participants. 
Click here to read the full article.