Would they follow what has been laid down? Cancer patients' and healthy controls' views on adherence to advance directives compared to medical staff.

@article{Sahm2005WouldTF,
  title={Would they follow what has been laid down? Cancer patients' and healthy controls' views on adherence to advance directives compared to medical staff.},
  author={Stephan Sahm and Regina Will and Gerhard Hommel},
  journal={Medicine, health care, and philosophy},
  year={2005},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={297-305}
}
UNLABELLED Advance directives are propagated as instruments to maintain patients' autonomy in case they can no longer decide for themselves. It has been never been examined whether patients' and healthy persons themselves are inclined to adhere to these documents. Patients' and healthy persons' views on whether instructions laid down in advance directives should be followed because that is (or is not) "the right thing to do", not because one is legally obliged to do so, were studied and… CONTINUE READING

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