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Attitudes of Patients With Malignancies Towards Completion of Advance Directives
AIM: The purpose of advance directives (AD) is to preserve the patient's autonomy at the end of his/her life. In a cohort study, we investigated attitudes towards AD in hospitalized patients with malignant disease. MATERIALS ...
Advance Directives in the Netherlands: An Empirical Contribution to the Exploration of a Cross-Cultural Perspective on Advance Directives
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 ...
An Ill Father, a Life-or-Death Decision
What Influences Individuals to Engage in Advance Care Planning?
Advance care planning (ACP) is an underutilized process that involves thinking about what kind of life-prolonging medical care one would want should the need arise, identifying a spokesperson, and then communicating these wishes.
Documentation of Advance Care Planning for Community-Dwelling Elders
Advance planning for end-of-life care has gained acceptance, but actual end-of-life care is often incongruent with patients' previously stated goals. We assessed the flow of advance care planning information from patients ...
Advance Directives and Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Patients With Cancer With Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression: Advanced Care Planning Implications
OBJECTIVES: Communication about end-of-life decisions is crucial. Although patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) have a median survival time of 3 to 6 months, few data are available concerning the presence ...
Prognosis and Resuscitation Status of Critically Ill Patients With Lung Cancer Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit
The aims of the study were to assess the intensive care unit (ICU) outcome for critically ill patients with lung cancer to determine the risk factors for mortality and to examine the resuscitation status on admission and ...
Redefining the "Planning" in Advance Care Planning: Preparing for End-of-Life Decision Making
The traditional objective of advance care planning has been to have patients make treatment decisions in advance so that clinicians can attempt to provide care consistent with their goals. The authors contend that the ...