Using Stories to Assess Values and Establish Medical Directives
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 1993 Sep; 3(3): 303-325.
While still developing in Germany, a consensus has emerged in the United States on the use of advance directives for guiding future medical decision making. This article outlines three phases in the evolution of advance directive forms -- the legal phase, the checklist phase, and the story phase. The story-based approach is discussed as the best method for assessing patient values and incorporating them into advance directives, and a story-based advance directive form, which has been developed and tested during the past two years, is presented.
Advance Directives; Allowing to Die; Attitudes; Attitudes to Death; Autonomy; Case Studies; Communication; Competence; Consensus; Consent; Death; Decision Making; Evaluation; Evolution; Forms; Health; Health Care; International Aspects; Legal Aspects; Life; Pain; Paternalism; Patients; Physicians; Primary Health Care; Prolongation of Life; Quality of Life; Suffering; Suicide; Terminal Care; Third Party Consent; Values; Withholding Treatment;
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