Family physicians' attitudes toward advance directives.

  title={Family physicians' attitudes toward advance directives.},
  author={Diane L Hughes and Peter A. Singer},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={146 11},
OBJECTIVE To examine the attitudes toward, the experience with and the knowledge of advance directives of family physicians in Ontario. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. PARTICIPANTS A questionnaire was mailed to 1000 family physicians, representing a random sample of one-third of the active members of the Ontario College of Family Physicians; 643 (64%) responded. RESULTS In all, 86% of the physicians favoured the use of advance directives, but only 19% had ever discussed them with more than… CONTINUE READING

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