The Similarities Between Birth Plans and Living Wills
Source: The Journal of Perinatal Education, Volume 14, Number 4, 2005 , pp. 46-48(3)
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Abstract:Birth plans and living wills are both advance directives that promote individualized care and improved outcomes for individuals and their families.
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: September 1, 2005
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