Terminally Ill Patients' Preferences for Involving Family and Physician in Treatment Decisions When Too Ill to Speak for Themselves

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153767
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Presentation
Title:
Terminally Ill Patients' Preferences for Involving Family and Physician in Treatment Decisions When Too Ill to Speak for Themselves
Abstract:
Terminally Ill Patients' Preferences for Involving Family and Physician in Treatment Decisions When Too Ill to Speak for Themselves
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Nolan, Marie, DNSc, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Johns Hopkins University
Title:Associate Professor
PURPOSE: This study explores the role that terminally ill patients prefer that their family and physician play in making health care decisions should they become too ill to speak for themselves. METHODS: 130 terminally ill patients indicated their preferences for control over a health care decision on a scale ranging from autonomous to reliant on others. Patients indicated the influence they wished their stated preferences to have should they become too ill to speak for themselves. RESULTS: When able, most patients preferred to make decisions independent of their family (50%) and to share decisions with their physicians. Should they become too ill to speak for themselves and have to rely on their previously stated wishes to guide care, more patients would defer to their physician's judgments (39% compared with 15% when making their own decisions, P
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTerminally Ill Patients' Preferences for Involving Family and Physician in Treatment Decisions When Too Ill to Speak for Themselvesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153767-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Terminally Ill Patients' Preferences for Involving Family and Physician in Treatment Decisions When Too Ill to Speak for Themselves</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nolan, Marie, DNSc, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Johns Hopkins University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mnolan@son.jhmi.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE: This study explores the role that terminally ill patients prefer that their family and physician play in making health care decisions should they become too ill to speak for themselves. METHODS: 130 terminally ill patients indicated their preferences for control over a health care decision on a scale ranging from autonomous to reliant on others. Patients indicated the influence they wished their stated preferences to have should they become too ill to speak for themselves. RESULTS: When able, most patients preferred to make decisions independent of their family (50%) and to share decisions with their physicians. Should they become too ill to speak for themselves and have to rely on their previously stated wishes to guide care, more patients would defer to their physician's judgments (39% compared with 15% when making their own decisions, P</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:30:05Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:30:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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