Death Exposure and Advance Care Plan Completion

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Northern Kentucky University
"Research suggests there are several barriers preventing people from planning for end-of-life care, such as completing Advance Care Plans (ACP). Without these directives to guide medical care, quality of end- of-life is diminished. The purpose of this study, conducted by a brief survey distributed via social media, is to investigate the connection between previous death exposure and adult completion of ACP. The results should demonstrate that previous positive death experiences decrease death anxiety, thereby increasing ACP completion and increasing quality of end-of-life. These findings will direct clinicians’ approach to end-of-life conversations by removing some of the barriers to planning for end-of-life."
2021 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Advance directives (Medical care), Death, Quality of life