Advance Directives and the Patient Self-Determination Act: What Is a Nurse to Do?
Journal of Post Anesthesia Nursing 1995 December; 10(6): 336-339
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Greco, Peter J.; Schulman, Kevin A.; Lavizzo-Mourey, Risa; Hansen-Flaschen, John (1991-10-15)Living wills and other advance directives currently play a limited role in medical decision making. A new federal law, the Patient Self-Determination Act, will require health care providers in hospitals, nursing homes, ...
Advance Directives on Admission: Clinical Implications and Analysis of the Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 La Puma, John; Orentlicher, David; Moss, Robert J. (1991-07-17)To encourage patients to complete advance directives, Congress enacted the Patient Self-Determination Act...last October. The Act takes effect on December 1, 1991, and requires hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices to ...
After the Patient Self-Determination Act: The Need for Empirical Research on Formal Advance Directives Lynn, Joanne; Teno, Joan M. (1993-01)In sum, advance directives have been proposed as the answer to the problem of how to empower patients so that they maintain control of their care even when incompetent. We have not yet shown that directives will answer ...