Family Factors in End-of-Life Decision-Making: Family Conflict and Proxy Relationship
Parks, Susan Mockus
Santana, Abbie J
Diamond, James J
Myers, Ronald E
Journal of palliative medicine 2011 Feb; 14(2): 179-84
Few studies have examined proxy decision-making regarding end-of-life treatment decisions. Proxy accuracy is defined as whether proxy treatment choices are consistent with the expressed wishes of their index elder. The purpose of this study was to examine proxy accuracy in relation to two family factors that may influence proxy accuracy: perceived family conflict and type of elder-proxy relationship.
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