Nursing home compliance with the patient self-determination act: Does jewish affiliation make a difference? [Book Review]

HEC Forum 5 (4):223-236 (1993)
This paper reports on a mail survey of Jewish nursing homes nationally regarding their compliance with the federal Patient Self-Determination Act that became effective in December, 1991. Data is presented about the extent to which institutions' religious affiliation has influenced their advance directive policies and the procedures they have adopted to implement those policies. A content analysis of written advance directive policies used in Jewish nursing homes is presented also
Keywords Ethics  Legal  Advance Planning  Religion  Long Term Care
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