Advance Directives and End-of-Life Decision Making

Scherer, Yvonne; Jezewski, Mary Ann; Graves, Brian; Yow-Wu Bill Wu; Xiaoyan Bu
August 2006
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2006, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p30
Academic Journal
The article presents the results of a survey of critical care nurses' knowledge, attitudes, confidence and experiences regarding advanced directives and end-of-life decision making. It was found that nurses have inadequate knowledge on laws about advanced directives. Nurses are also involved in the end-of-life decision making by patients and their families. Several roles of nurses in critical care were identified.


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