Event Title

Understanding Awareness and Completion of Advanced Care Directives Among College Students

Location

Allegheny C, Hotel Madison, JMU

Start Date

4-5-2019 4:20 PM

Description

College students are often a group that is overlooked when it comes to Advanced Care Planning and the completion of Advanced Care Directives (ACD). The completion of these documents is frequently neglected by individuals that are neither directly nor indirectly affected by chronic illness, disease, or trauma. In this two-part project, assessment of publicly available information and a survey utilizing three instruments with questions pertaining to death, religiosity, and personality questions, were assessed in order to better understand completion rates of ACD among college students. This is crucial to understanding the gap between rates of ACD completion between college students and adults. Death is often an uncomfortable topic, but it is absolutely crucial for preemptively determining end of life care wishes for oneself, or going through the process of helping loved ones determine their own end of life care wishes.

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Apr 5th, 4:20 PM

Understanding Awareness and Completion of Advanced Care Directives Among College Students

Allegheny C, Hotel Madison, JMU

College students are often a group that is overlooked when it comes to Advanced Care Planning and the completion of Advanced Care Directives (ACD). The completion of these documents is frequently neglected by individuals that are neither directly nor indirectly affected by chronic illness, disease, or trauma. In this two-part project, assessment of publicly available information and a survey utilizing three instruments with questions pertaining to death, religiosity, and personality questions, were assessed in order to better understand completion rates of ACD among college students. This is crucial to understanding the gap between rates of ACD completion between college students and adults. Death is often an uncomfortable topic, but it is absolutely crucial for preemptively determining end of life care wishes for oneself, or going through the process of helping loved ones determine their own end of life care wishes.