Advance statements: legal and ethical implications
Belen Matesanz Mateu Staff nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Son Llatzer, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
This article informs nurses of the background and purpose of advance statements (advance directives or living wills), and discusses the legal and ethical issues associated with their use.
Nursing Standard. 21, 2,41-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.09.21.2.41.c4501
Published in print: 20 September 2006Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review