Josie D. Cortez MA

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OBJECTIVE: Culture may have an important impact on a patient’s decision whether to perform advance care planning. But the cultural attitudes influencing such decisions are poorly defined. This hypothesis-generating study begins to characterize those attitudes in 3 American ethnic cultures. DESIGN: Structured, open-ended interviews with blinded content(More)
To the Editor: Drs. Torke, Alexander, and Lantos have clearly and succinctly summarized the vast literature on the substituted judgment approach to surrogate decision-making. This approach targets the exact decision the incapacitated patient would make under the circumstances. The authors point out that, despite the strong philosophical and psychological(More)
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