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          Nursing Research Studies have raised questions about how well end-of-life directives are followed in real-life situations.

A new program in America allows individuals to use a standard form signed by a physician to communicate their end-of-life care preferences on issues like 1) medical intervention, 2) tube feeding, 3) extraordinary measures, etc.  Gerontology and Nursing Research can improve the quality of life and follow the exact wishes during the last years, months, and days of an individual.

Cutting Edge Nursing Research

Nursing and Physician Research led to this program: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.  Read more at the link above about cutting edge Nursing Research into Obesity and other major concerns for the 2010s.


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