Advance directives and opportunities for nurses.

  title={Advance directives and opportunities for nurses.},
  author={Jisha Johns},
  journal={Image--the journal of nursing scholarship},
  volume={28 2},
  • Jisha Johns
  • Published 1996 in Image--the journal of nursing scholarship
Technical, social, and economic factors are an impetus for expressing end-of-life decisions as advance directives (ADs) including a living will and durable power of attorney. Despite opportunities, nurses do not appear to be widely involved in practice and research regarding ADs. To provide perspectives for nursing participation, the literature was reviewed, and a set of outcomes regarding ADs were identified. The historical background and the ethical issues associated with ADs are examined… CONTINUE READING