Living will completion in older adults.

  title={Living will completion in older adults.},
  author={K L Stelter and Barbara A. Elliott and Carlos Bruno},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={152 5},
BACKGROUND In December 1991, the Patient Self-Determination Act required health care institutions to provide incoming patients with information about living wills (LWs). Although LWs have been legalized in the majority of states, the number of people with a completed LW remains low. This study was designed to learn some of the reasons that so few people have an LW. METHODS With the use of the health belief model, a questionnaire was designed to characterize the group that already had a… CONTINUE READING