Living Wills

Known as: Living Will, Will, Living, Wills, Living 
A type of legal advance directive in which a person describes specific treatment guidelines that are to be followed by health care providers if he or… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
In pursuit of the dream that patients' exercise of autonomy could extend beyond their span of competence, living wills have… (More)
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2002
2002
This study examines understanding of living wills by patients, family members, and physicians. Questionnaires were used to… (More)
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2001
2001
In the present climate of organ shortage, high demand for kidney transplants, and better clinical outcomes from living donors… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of pelvic floor exercises, electrical stimulation, vaginal cones, and no treatment for genuine… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether the lack of effect of advance directives (ADs) on decision-making in SUPPORT might arise, in part… (More)
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1992
1992
BACKGROUND In December 1991, the Patient Self-Determination Act required health care institutions to provide incoming patients… (More)
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1991
1991
The knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of elderly persons regarding living wills were explored in a rural county in eastern North… (More)
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1991
1991
Advance directives such as living wills are attractive in that they give us a sense of control over our futures. But they also… (More)
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1983
1983
The living will is a statement that directs physicians to act in certain ways during a patient's terminal phase of illness. The… (More)
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