Study the influence of Trust in God, Outlook, and Interpersonal Relationships on end-of-life decision-making.

End-of-life decision-making often involves ethical, religious, personal and cultural aspects. To what extent do religious beliefs (Trust in God), personal preferences and disposition (Outlook), and family involvement (Interpersonal Relationships) influence:

  • do-not-resuscitate orders
  • withdrawal of life support/artificial respiration
  • withholding of nutritional support
  • organ donation
  • completion of living wills/advance directives
  • timely use of palliative care

Related validated surveys/questionnaires:

Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Spiritual Well-Being Scale (FACIT-SP)
Advance Directives Attitudes Survey (ADAS)
Hospice Values and Barriers Scales
Willingness to Accept Life-Sustaining Treatment instrument (WALT)
Life Closure Scale

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