Provision of Advanced Care Planning Information by Public Institutions of Higher Education in the U.S.

Authors

  • Katherine A. Chiu
  • Dayna S. Henry
  • Michael J. Klein

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47779/ajhs.2021.637

Keywords:

advance care directives, advanced care planning, end of life care, higher education, health promotion

Abstract

This study explored how many, and in what form, U.S. public institutions of higher education (IHE; n=1,642) provide information regarding advance care planning (ACP), advance care directives (ACDs), and end-of-life (EOL) care on their official websites. Chi-square analysis was used to examine relationships between the availability of information and three institutional characteristics (size, type, and medical degree offering). Results show that most public IHE (92.1%, n=1,513) do not provide any information regarding ACDs or ACP on their websites. Overall, large, four-year institutions that offer medical degrees were significantly more likely to provide ACP and ACD information on their official websites.

Published

2021-06-27

How to Cite

Chiu, K. A., Henry, D. S., & Klein, M. J. (2021). Provision of Advanced Care Planning Information by Public Institutions of Higher Education in the U.S. American Journal of Health Studies, 36(1). https://doi.org/10.47779/ajhs.2021.637