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Aging with Dignity. Five Wishes. Accessed at www.agingwithdignity.org/five-wishes.php on May 31, 2013.

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging. Myths and Facts about Advance Health Care Directives. Accessed at www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/uncategorized/2011/2011_aging_bk_myths_factshcad.authcheckdam.pdf on May 31, 2013.

American College of Emergency Physicians. ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation’ Orders in the Out-of-Hospital Setting. Policy Resource and Education Paper. Accessed at www.acep.org/practres.aspx?id=30108 on May 31, 2013.

American Nurses Association. Nursing Care and Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) and Allow Natural Death (AND) Decisions – March 2012. Revised position statement. Accessed at http://nursingworld.org/dnrposition on May 31, 2013.

Levin TT, Li Y, Weiner JS, et al. How do-not-resuscitate orders are utilized in cancer patients: timing relative to death and communication-training implications. Palliat Support Care. 2008;6:341-348.

National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet. Advance Directives. Accessed at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/support/advance-directives on May 31, 2013.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Caring Connections. Advance Directives. Accessed at www.caringinfo.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3284 on May 31, 2013.

Patients Rights Council. Assisted Suicide Laws in the United States. Accessed at www.patientsrightscouncil.org/site/assisted-suicide-state-laws/ on May 31, 2013.

Perkins HS. Controlling Death: The False Promise of Advance Directives. Ann Intern Med. 2007;147:51-57.

Saraiya B, Bodnar-Deren S, Leventhal E, Leventhal H. End-of-life planning and its relevance for patients’ and oncologist’ decisions in choosing cancer therapy. Cancer. 2008;113(12 Suppl):3540-3547.


Last Medical Review: 05/31/2013
Last Revised: 05/31/2013