Adherence to advance directives

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7428.1407-b (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1407

Quality of life may be important in advance directives

  1. Oliver E Shanks, consultant psychiatrist (oshanks@utvinternet.com)
  1. 19 Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast BT9 6FN

    EDITOR—In the last paragraph of their article Thompson et al highlight the fact that the hypothetical advance directive makes no reference to the quality of life.1 The reciprocal nature of the quality …

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