Are Canadians Providing Advance Directives About Health Care and Research Participation in the Event of Decisional Incapacity
56(4) Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 209
10 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Date Written: April 2011
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.
Keywords: advance care planning, advance directives, substitut decision making, postal survey, Canada
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