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ERIC Number: EJ695937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-7283
Nurses' and Social Workers' Attitudes and Beliefs about and Involvement in Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions
Werner, Perla; Carmel, Sara; Ziedenberg, Hanna
Health and Social Work, v29 n1 p27 Feb 2004
Data were collected from 213 nurses and 61 social workers at major hospitals across Israel. Whereas nurses reported being more involved in the daily care of terminally ill patients, social workers reported being more involved in discussions with patients and family members. Nurses were more willing than social workers to use artificial feeding and less willing to use mechanical ventilation and CPR for all conditions. Social workers expressed stronger briefs about their involvement in end-of-life issues. These findings, which reflect the differences in the professional values and experiences of both groups, encourage the use of interdisciplinary teams to improve end-of-life decision making.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel