Physician Attitudes Toward Advanced Directives

  title={Physician Attitudes Toward Advanced Directives},
  author={Albert M. E. Coleman},
  journal={American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine{\textregistered}},
  pages={696 - 706}
  • A. Coleman
  • Published 1 November 2013
  • Medicine, Business
  • American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®
Purpose: To review physician’s attitudes as well as the variables that may impact on physicians’ attitude toward advance directives (ADs). Method: Literature review of 17 published articles, covering the period 1989 to 2011. Findings: Physicians overall have a positive attitude toward patients’ AD. However, other factors affect this “general positive attitude.” These factors influence the attitude–behavior relationship of physicians, and hence their actual practice in relation to patients’ AD… 

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