Provision of Advanced Care Planning Information by Public Institutions of Higher Education in the U.S.
Keywords:advance care directives, advanced care planning, end of life care, higher education, health promotion
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.
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