Factors associated with veterans' decisions about living wills.

  title={Factors associated with veterans' decisions about living wills.},
  author={Jeremy Sugarman and Morris Weinberger and Gregory P Samsa},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={152 2},
Most states have adopted legislation that allows patients to designate by advance directives the type of health care they would like to receive if they should become incompetent while suffering from a terminal illness. The living will is one of the most common of these legal instruments. Unlike most studies that have examined very sick or hospitalized patients' preferences regarding life-sustaining treatments, our study explores the concerns of 70 ambulatory veterans from a general medical… CONTINUE READING

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