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Aging with Dignity. Five Wishes. Accessed at www.agingwithdignity.org/five-wishes.php on May 18, 2015.

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 21, 2015.

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 21, 2015.

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 18, 2015.

Death With Dignity National Center. Death with Dignity Around the US. Accessed at http://www.deathwithdignity.org/advocates/national on May 21, 2015.

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. Advance Directives. March 2015. Accessed at http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/managing-care/advance-directives on May 18, 2015.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Caring Connections. Advance Directives. Accessed at www.caringinfo.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3284 on May 18, 2015.

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. About the National POLST Paradigm. Accessed at http://www.polst.org/about-the-national-polst-paradigm/ on May 18, 2015.

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.

Standler RB, Legal Right to Refuse Medical Treatment in the USA. Aug 2012. Accessed at http://www.rbs2.com/rrmt.pdf on May 18, 2015.


Last Medical Review: 05/21/2015
Last Revised: 05/21/2015