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The Similarities Between Birth Plans and Living Wills

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Birth plans and living wills are both advance directives that promote individualized care and improved outcomes for individuals and their families.

Keywords: advance directives; birth plan; childbirth education; living will

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: NAYNA PHILIPSEN is Director of Education, Examination, Research, and Communication for the Maryland Board of Nursing. She is also a health educator at St. Agnes HealthCare in Baltimore, Maryland. 2: DOROTHY HAYNES has extensive experience with end-of-life care and family law issues. She also works as a legal associate for the State of Maryland.

Publication date: 2005-09-01

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