The Patient Self-Determination Act and Advance Directives: Snapshots of Activities in a Tertiary Health Care Center.

Title

The Patient Self-Determination Act and Advance Directives: Snapshots of Activities in a Tertiary Health Care Center.

Creator

Engel John D; Kane Gregory; Jones Deborah L; Lynn-McHale Debra; Swartz Martha; Durbin Paul; Klingen Don

Publisher

Journal of Medical Humanities

Date

1997
1997

Description

This study describes the results of a retrospective review of patients' charts who had an advanced directive (AD) and who were hospitalized in a tertiary, acute care teaching hospital. The purpose of the review was to understand from clinical, sociological, ethical and legal perspectives the nature and utility of ADs. Findings and implications of the review are discussed in terms of: patient demographics; diagnoses; quality of ADs; influence of ADs on clinical decisions; and legal aspects of ADs. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Subject

ETHICS; ADVANCE directives (Medical care); HOSPITALS; LEGISLATION; MEDICAL laws & legislation

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

193–208

Issue

3

Volume

18

Citation

Engel John D; Kane Gregory; Jones Deborah L; Lynn-McHale Debra; Swartz Martha; Durbin Paul; Klingen Don, “The Patient Self-Determination Act and Advance Directives: Snapshots of Activities in a Tertiary Health Care Center.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 16, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5780.

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