Micromanaging death: process preferences, values, and goals in end-of-life medical decision making.

@article{Hawkins2005MicromanagingDP,
  title={Micromanaging death: process preferences, values, and goals in end-of-life medical decision making.},
  author={N. Hawkins and P. Ditto and J. H. Danks and W. Smucker},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={
          107-17
        }
}
PURPOSE This study examined patients' and surrogates' attitudes about using advance directives to manage end-of-life medical care. It also explored process preferences, or how patients want decisions to be made. DESIGN AND METHODS Data come from the third wave of the Advance Directives, Values Assessment, and Communication Enhancement project, a longitudinal study designed to investigate psychological assumptions underlying the use of advance directives. Three-hundred thirty-seven outpatients… Expand
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