Design of the Advance Directives Cohort: A Study of End-of-Life Decision-Making Focusing on Advance Directives
van Wijmen, Matthijs P S
Rurup, Mette L
Pasman, H Roeline W
Kaspers, Pam J
Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D
BMC public health 2010 March 26; 10: 166
ADs are documents in which one can state one's preferences concerning end-of-life care, aimed at making someone's wishes known in situations where he/she is not able to do so in another manner. There is still a lot unclear about ADs. We designed a study aimed at investigating the whole process from the formulating of an AD to its actual use at the end of life.
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Advance Directives in the Netherlands: An Empirical Contribution to the Exploration of a Cross-Cultural Perspective on Advance Directives van Wijmen, Matthijs P.S.; Rurup, Mette L.; Pasman, H. Roeline W.; Kaspers, Pam J.; Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D. (2010-03)RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: This study focuses on ADs in the Netherlands and introduces a cross-cultural perspective by comparing it with other countries. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to a panel comprising 1621 people ...