Are Canadians Providing Advance Directives About Health Care and Research Participation in the Event of Decisional Incapacity?

56(4) Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 209

Posted: 26 Jul 2012

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Gina Bravo

Université de Sherbrooke

Marie-France Dubois

Université de Sherbrooke

Carole Cohen

University of Toronto

Sheila M. Wildeman

Schulich School of Law

Janice Graham

Dalhousie University

Karen Painter

Université de Sherbrooke

Suzanne Bellemare

Université de Sherbrooke

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Advance planning for health care and research participation has been promoted as a mechanism to retain some control over one’s life, and ease substitute decision making, in the event of decisional incapacity. Limited data are available on Canadians’ current advance planning activities. We conducted a postal survey to estimate the frequency with which Canadians communicate their preferences about health care and research should they become incapacitated.

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Keywords: advance care planning, advance directives, substitute decision making, postal survey

Suggested Citation

Bravo, Gina and Dubois, Marie-France and Cohen, Carole and Wildeman, Sheila M. and Graham, Janice and Painter, Karen and Bellemare, Suzanne, Are Canadians Providing Advance Directives About Health Care and Research Participation in the Event of Decisional Incapacity? (2011). 56(4) Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 209, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2103818

Gina Bravo (Contact Author)

Université de Sherbrooke ( email )

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Marie-France Dubois

Université de Sherbrooke ( email )

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Sherbrooke, Québec J1K 2R1
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Carole Cohen

University of Toronto ( email )

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Sheila M. Wildeman

Schulich School of Law ( email )

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Janice Graham

Dalhousie University ( email )

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Karen Painter

Université de Sherbrooke ( email )

2500 bd de l'Universite
Sherbrooke, Québec J1K 2R1
Canada

Suzanne Bellemare

Université de Sherbrooke ( email )

2500 bd de l'Universite
Sherbrooke, Québec J1K 2R1
Canada

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