Impact of Patients' Expressed Wishes on Their Surrogate Decision Makers' Preferred Decision-Making Roles in Japan.

@article{Tsuda2018ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of Patients' Expressed Wishes on Their Surrogate Decision Makers' Preferred Decision-Making Roles in Japan.},
  author={Shuji Tsuda and Mieko Nakamura and Shigeru Aoki and H. Ono and Mitsuru Takagi and Hiroki Ohashi and Junichiro Miyachi and Yoshinori Matsui and Toshiyuki Ojima},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          354-360
        }
}
BACKGROUND Home medical care (HMC) patients and their families are expected to prepare for end-of-life decision making. OBJECTIVE We investigated the decision readiness of HMC patients and their family surrogates. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING/SUBJECTS We collected data from dyads, consisting of a HMC patient aged 65 years or older and a family member of the patient, recruited at four Japanese primary care clinics from January 2016 to November 2016. MEASUREMENTS Surrogates… 

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