Reach and Impact of a Mass Media Event Among Vulnerable Patients: The Terri Schiavo Story


It is unknown whether health-related media stories reach diverse older adults and influence advance care planning (ACP). To determine exposure to media coverage of Terri Schiavo (TS) and its impact on ACP. Descriptive study of 117 English/Spanish-speakers, aged ≥50 years (mean 61 years) from a county hospital, interviewed six months after enrollment into an… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11606-008-0733-7


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