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dc.creatorStelter, Keith L.en
dc.creatorElliott, Barbara A.en
dc.creatorBruno, Candace A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:29:31Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:29:31Zen
dc.date.created1992-05en
dc.date.issued1992-05en
dc.identifier10.1001/archinte.152.5.954en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationArchives of Internal Medicine. 1992 May; 152(5): 954-959.en
dc.identifier.issn0003-9926en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Living+Will+Completion+in+Older+Adults&title=Archives+of+Internal+Medicine.++&volume=152&issue=5&pages=954-959&date=1992&au=Stelter,+Keith+L.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archinte.152.5.954en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/735384en
dc.description.abstractBackground -- In December 1991, the Patient Self-Determination Act required health care institutions to provide incoming patients with information about living wills (LWs). Although LWs have been legalized in the majority of states, the number of people with a completed LW remains low. This study was designed to learn some of the reasons that so few people have an LW. Methods -- ...[A] questionnaire was designed to characterize the group that already had a completed LW and to identify the barriers older adults perceive in their completion of an LW. Older adults (aged 65 to 90 years) who dined at 10 local nutrition sites were asked to participate. Of the 214 subjects with usable responses, 15% already had executed an LW, 66% planned to complete an LW, and 86% wanted to have an LW....Results -- Two characterisitics described those who already had an LW: they were highly educated and did not consider the LW form too long for its purpose. The older adults who planned to complete an LW identified two barriers impeding them: family issues and a need for assistance in completing the form. The majority of the older adults (61%) desired that their physicians initiate discussions with them about an LW. Conclusions -- Conclusions from these data yield recommendations for health care providers toward implementing the act; physician-initiated discussions, community programs, and available information and assistance are needed.en
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/36594en
dc.subjectAdultsen
dc.subjectAdvance Directivesen
dc.subjectAgeden
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectCommunity Servicesen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subjectFamily Membersen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectInformation Disseminationen
dc.subjectLiving Willsen
dc.subjectMethodsen
dc.subjectMotivationen
dc.subjectNutritionen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectPsychological Stressen
dc.subjectRight to Dieen
dc.subjectSurveyen
dc.subjectWillsen
dc.titleLiving Will Completion in Older Adultsen
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