The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Advance Care Planning (ACP) education for community members who attended a Being Mortal screening and discussion event. The focus was to determine if these events produced an increased interest in and awareness of ACP and if participants were influenced to identify end-of-life care wishes on an Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) form. Specifically, this study examined participants’ values and behaviors about ACP before and after attending the event and determined if age, gender, and level of education were influences. Results indicated there were significant differences in participants’ values and behaviors from the event stating they were highly encouraged to start end-of-life conversations with their loved ones and doctors and intended to complete an AHCD form. It has been concluded this program can be used as an effective, resourceful tool to help eradicate stigma and barriers of ACP.
|Commitee:||Chow, Christine, Schlesinger, Cynthia|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Family and Consumer Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 58/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Public Health Education|
|Keywords:||Advance, Care, End of life, Planning|
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