Background and Purpose: The lack of an advance directive (AD) can predispose a person to an aggressive course of treatment despite their wishes. When AD’s are incomplete, the chances of unwanted procedures, such as tube feedings and repeated transitioning between nursing homes and hospitals often result in the risk of increased mortality and morbidity, especially for older adults.
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- Mickey, Lexi L. (Author)
- Johannah, Uriri-Glover (Thesis advisor)
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