Patient Utilization of Advance Directives in a Tertiary Hospital Setting

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Nan Leslie, Ph.D., R.N.C. is an assistant professor of nursing at West Virginia University School of Nursing in Morgantown, WV, and is a certified nurse practitioner in women's health nursing.

Laurie A. Badzek, M.S., R.N., J.D., LL.M., is an assistant professor at the West Virginia University School of Nursing where she teaches ethics, law, and health policy. She is also an assistant director at the West Virginia University Center for Health Ethics and Law where she is involved in bioethics education, consultation, and research related to nursing attitudes and end-of-life decision making. Ms. Badzek has had pivitol involvement in legal research and legislative drafting related to health care issues in West Virginia including the Medical Power of Attorney, Natural Death Act, and the Guardianship and Conservatorship Act. Ms. Badzek is a member of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys and on the Journal of Nursing Law editorial board.

Document Type: Journal Article

Publication date: January 1, 1996

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