Completion of Advance Directives: Do Social Work Preadmission Interviews Make a Difference?

Johnson, Yvonne M. and Stadel, Vivian L. (2007) Completion of Advance Directives: Do Social Work Preadmission Interviews Make a Difference? Research on Social Work Practice, 17 (6). pp. 686-696. ISSN 1552-7581

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Abstract

Objectives: This study tests the efficacy of a preadmission, educational interview on advance directives, in this case, health care proxies (HCPs) offered to elective, orthopedic patients. Method: Using a quasi-experimental design, participants (n = 54) are assigned to either treatment group (who received the educational interview, conducted by a social worker, over and above the federally mandated written information on HCPs) or comparison group (who received the written information only). Results: Logistic regression analysis indicates there is a statistically significantly higher probability that a patient would sign an HCP if assigned to the treatment group than if assigned to the comparison condition. Conclusion: Benefits of educating patients about HCPs as part of routine social work practice are outlined.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: advance directives,health care proxies,durable power of attorney for health care,health care education,end of life
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 17:00
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 01:13
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61400
DOI: 10.1177/1049731506299011

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