Attitudes of nurses toward patient-directed dying: a pilot study.

  title={Attitudes of nurses toward patient-directed dying: a pilot study.},
  author={Marcia Sue DeWolf Bosek and Jessica Jannette and Betty A Rambur},
  journal={JONA'S healthcare law, ethics and regulation},
  volume={15 4},
Patient-directed dying (PDD) will be an increasingly common issue faced by healthcare professionals. Nevertheless, few studies have explored nurses' attitudes toward PDD. This pilot project sets out to fill the gap regarding nurses' attitudes and values regarding PDD and perceptions of consistency or inconsistency with the American Nurses Association (2001) Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements (The Code). Thirteen subjects self-selected from a population of registrants… CONTINUE READING
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