Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
This study examined whether there is a correlation between medical practitioner's level of death anxiety and communication about the advance directive. Even though there is a lot of common sense in stating the obvious complexity of issues surrounding end of life, there is also a clear discomfort with accepting the advance directive and the patient's wishes at face value and the underlying reasons for that may lie in the physician's own feelings over death.
Macias, Daisy and Macias, Natalie, "Medical practitioners' death anxiety and the advance directive" (2012). Theses Digitization Project. 4029.