Advance directives. Why community-based older adults do not discuss their wishes.

@article{Inman2002AdvanceDW,
  title={Advance directives. Why community-based older adults do not discuss their wishes.},
  author={Lisa Inman},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  year={2002},
  volume={28 9},
  pages={40-6}
}
  • Lisa Inman
  • Published 2002 in Journal of gerontological nursing
Health care providers and family members need direction when making health decisions for individuals who are unable. Advance directives allow individuals to maintain control of health care decisions. Despite that the majority of the population supports the right to express wishes related to end-of-life care, few implement advance directives. The purpose of this study was to determine reasons why community-based older adults discuss, do not discuss, or formalize advance directives. A convenience… CONTINUE READING