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"The Health Advocacy Program recently conducted a study to determine whether advance directive literacy - the ability to read and understand patients' rights about medical decisions - has any impact on completing a health care proxy...the study's findings suggest that New York's law regarding end-of-life treatment decisions is inconsistent with the beliefs and preferences of many older residents."
Steinberg, Lois; Banta, Pat; and Hurst, Marsha
"Results Of The HAP Literacy Study Reinforce Need For Family Healthcare Decision Act,"
Health Advocacy Bulletin: Vol. 9
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.slc.edu/hapbulletin/vol9/iss1/7