Cancer patients and advance directives: a survey of patients in a hematology and oncology outpatient clinic.

@article{Hubert2013CancerPA,
  title={Cancer patients and advance directives: a survey of patients in a hematology and oncology outpatient clinic.},
  author={Elisabeth Hubert and Nadine Schulte and Sebastian Belle and Axel Gerhardt and Kirsten Merx and Wolf-Karsten Hofmann and Alexander D. Stein and Iris Burkholder and Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz and Melanie Kripp},
  journal={Onkologie},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 7-8},
  pages={398-402}
}
BACKGROUND In 2009, Germany enacted a new law supporting advance directives that led to heated discussions in the media and the public. 3 years after the law passed, we surveyed patients with malignant diseases with regards to their views on advance directives. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between September 2011 and July 2012 an anonymous survey on advance directives was conducted among 617 patients at the hematology and oncology outpatient department of the University Hospital Mannheim, using a… CONTINUE READING