Advance directives: Do they work?

Linda Leah Emanuel*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Advance directives have been widely endorsed, and empiric work has taken place that can aid clinicians in the appropriate use of validated documents. This report reviews philosophic and methodologic issues and offers practical illustrations. Despite the evidence that advance directives can work, there are serious barriers to their actual use. Therfore, these barriers are evaluated and potential solutions suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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