Family Discord and Proxy Decision Makers' End-of-Life Treatment Decisions
Parks, Susan Mockus
Journal of Palliative Medicine 2008 October; 11(8): 1109-1114
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Parks, Susan Mockus; Winter, Laraine; Santana, Abbie J; Parker, Barbara; Diamond, James J; Rose, Molly; Myers, Ronald E (2011-02)Few studies have examined proxy decision-making regarding end-of-life treatment decisions. Proxy accuracy is defined as whether proxy treatment choices are consistent with the expressed wishes of their index elder. The ...
Ask a Different Question, Get a Different Answer: Why Living Wills Are Poor Guides to Care Preferences at the End of Life Winter, Laraine; Parks, Susan M; Diamond, James J (2010-05)CONTEXT: Living wills have a poor record of directing care at the end of life, as a copious literature attests. Some speculation centers on the questionable correspondence between the scenario described in living wills ...