Cross-cultural similarities and differences in attitudes about advance care planning

  title={Cross-cultural similarities and differences in attitudes about advance care planning},
  author={Dr. Henry S. Perkins and MA Cynthia M. A. Geppert and RN AdelitaGonzales and MA JosieD.Cortez and Helen P. Hazuda},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
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 analysis. SETTING: Two general medicine wards in San Antonio, Texas. PATIENTS: Purposive sampling of 26 Mexican-American, 18 Euro-American, and… CONTINUE READING

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