Advance directives assume that patients are able to decide what interventions they would wish in the event of catastrophic illness.
This study examines the preferences of nurses and physicians, who have extensive exposure to sick patients, for care at the end of life.
Nursing and medical staff of a community teaching hospital were asked to complete the medical directive, detailing which of 12 interventions they would wish for themselves in each of four scenarios.
Two additional scenarios were added to ascertain preferences for care in the event of severe illness in a previously healthy 85-year-old subject and in a chronically ill 75-year-old subject.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Vieillard, Médecin, Infirmier, Maladie, Qualité vie, Soin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Elderly, Physician, Nurse, Disease, Quality of life, Care
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0093110
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.