Review collection - Advance directives

37 reviews


Golmohammadi M, Ebadi A, Ashrafizadeh H, Rassouli M, Barasteh S. Factors related to advance directives completion among cancer patients: A systematic review. BMC Palliat Care. 2024;23(1):3.


Pun JKH. Communication About Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning in an East Asian Cultural Context: A Systematic Review. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2022 Jan 1;49(1):58-70. doi: 10.1188/22.ONF.58-70.


Battista V, Baker DJ, Trimarchi T, Sabri B, Wright R, D'Aoust RF. Advance Directives for Adolescents and Young Adults Living With Neuromuscular Disease: An Integrative Review of the Literature. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2021 Oct 1;23(5):492-498. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000786.

Chikada A, Takenouchi S, Nin K, Mori M. Definition and recommended cultural considerations for advance care planning in Japan: A systematic review. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2021;8:628-38.


Gonzalez-Jaramillo V, Sobanski P, Calvache JA, Arenas-Ochoa LF, Franco OH, Hunziker L, Eychmüller S, Maessen M. Unmet device reprogramming needs at the end of life among patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2020 Sep;34(8):1019-1029. doi: 10.1177/0269216320929548. Epub 2020 Jun 26.

McMahan RD, Tellez I, Sudore RL. Deconstructing the Complexities of Advance Care Planning Outcomes: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go? A Scoping Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Sep 7. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16801. Epub ahead of print.


Hemsley B, Meredith J, Bryant L, Wilson NJ, Higgins I, Georgiou A, Hill S, Balandin S, McCarthy S. An integrative review of stakeholder views on Advance Care Directives (ACD): Barriers and facilitators to initiation, documentation, storage, and implementation. Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Jan 11. pii: S0738-3991(18)30810-3. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.01.007. [Epub ahead of print]

Kelly AJ, Luckett T, Clayton JM, Gabb L, Kochovska S, Agar M. Advance care planning in different settings for people with dementia: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Support Care. 2019 Jun 10:1-13. doi: 10.1017/S1478951519000257. [Epub ahead of print]

Pearse W, Oprescu F, Endacott J, Goodman S, Hyde M, O'Neill M. Advance care planning in the context of clinical deterioration: a systematic review of the literature. Palliat Care. 2019 Jan 19;12:1178224218823509. doi: 10.1177/1178224218823509. eCollection 2019.


Higel T, Alaoui A, Bouton C, Fournier JP.Effect of Living Wills on End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review.J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jan;67(1):164-171. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15630. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Miller B.Nurses Preparation for Advanced Directives: An Integrative Review.J Prof Nurs. 2018.


Folarinde BY, Alexander GL.An Integrated Review of Research Using Clinical Decision Support to Improve Advance Directive Documentation.J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2017 Aug;19(4):332-38.

Kcomt L, Gorey KM.End-of-Life Preparations among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Integrative Review of Prevalent Behaviors.J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care. 2017 Oct-Dec;13(4):284-301. doi: 10.1080/15524256.2017.1387214.


Lewis E, Cardona-Morrell M, Ong KY, Trankle SA, Hillman K.Evidence still insufficient that advance care documentation leads to engagement of healthcare professionals in end-of-life discussions: A systematic review.Palliat Med. 2016 Oct;30(9):807-24. Epub 2016 Mar 7.


Cogo SB, Lunardi VL.Anticipated directives and living will for terminal patients: an integrative review.Rev Bras Enferm. 2015 May-Jun;68(3):464-74, 524-34. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167.2015680321i.

Oulton J, Rhodes SM, Howe C, Fain MJ, Mohler MJ.Advance directives for older adults in the emergency department: a systematic review.J Palliat Med. 2015 Jun;18(6):500-5.Epub 2015 Mar 12.


Auriemma CL, Nguyen CA, Bronheim R, Kent S, Nadiger S, Pardo D, Halpern SD.Stability of End-of-Life Preferences: A Systematic Review of the Evidence.JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul 1;174(7):1085-92.

Houben CH, Spruit MA, Groenen MT, Wouters EF, Janssen DJ.Efficacy of advance care planning: a systematic review and meta-analysis.J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2014 Jul;15(7):477-89. Epub 2014 Mar 2.

Mei Ching L, Hinderer KA, Kehl, KA. A Systematic Review of Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning in Chinese People From Eastern and Western Cultures. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2014 Apr;16(2):75-85. [no abstract available].


Abba K, Byrne P, Horton S, Lloyd-Williams M.Interventions to encourage discussion of end-of-life preferences between members of the general population and the people closest to them - a systematic literature review.BMC Palliat Care. 2013 Nov 4;12(1):40. [Epub ahead of print]

Coleman AM.Physician attitudes toward advanced directives: a literature review of variables impacting on physicians attitude toward advance directives.Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013 Nov;30(7):696-706. Epub 2012 Nov 2.


Evans N, Bausewein C, Meñaca A, Andrew EV, Higginson IJ, Harding R, Pool R, Gysels M; project PRISMA. A critical review of advance directives in Germany: attitudes, use and healthcare professionals' compliance. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Jun;87(3):277-88. Epub 2011 Nov 23.

Robinson L, Dickinson C, Rousseau N, Beyer F, Clark A, Hughes J, Howel D, Exley C. A systematic review of the effectiveness of advance care planning interventions for people with cognitive impairment and dementia. Age Ageing. 2012 Mar;41(2):263-9. Epub 2011 Dec 8.


Castillo LS, Williams BA, Hooper SM, Sabatino CP, Weithorn LA, Sudore RL. Lost in translation: the unintended consequences of advance directive law on clinical care. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Jan 18;154(2):121-8.

Zager BS, Yancy M. A call to improve practice concerning cultural sensitivity in advance directives:a review of the literature. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs.2011 Dec;8(4):202-11.doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6787.2011.00222.x. Epub 2011 Jun 13.


Conelius J. A literature review: Advance directives and patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2010 May;22(5):250-5.

Durbin CR, Fish AF, Bachman JA, Smith KV. Systematic review of educational interventions for improving advance directive completion. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2010 Sep 1;42(3):234-41.

Tamayo-Velázquez MI, Simón-Lorda P, Villegas-Portero R, Higueras-Callejón C, García-Gutiérrez JF, Martínez-Pecino F, Barrio-Cantalejo IM. Interventions to promote the use of advance directives: an overview of systematic reviews. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Jul;80(1):10-20. Epub 2009 Oct 29.


Bravo G, Dubois MF, Wagneur B. Assessing the effectiveness of interventions to promote advance directives among older adults: a systematic review and multi-level analysiS. Soc Sci Med. 2008 Oct;67(7):1122-32. Epub 2008 Jul 20.

Qaseem A, Snow V, Shekelle P, Casey DE Jr, Cross JT Jr, Owens DK; Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians, Dallas P, Dolan NC, Forciea MA, Halasyamani L, Hopkins RH Jr, Shekelle P. Evidence-based interventions to improve the palliative care of pain, dyspnea, and depression at the end of life: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jan 15;148(2):141-6.

Sessanna L, Jezewski M. Advance directive decision making among independent community-dwelling older adults A systematic review of health science literature. J Appl Gerontol, 2008 Aug;27(4):486-510.


Atmore C, Natksook C. Respecting patient choices: literature review. Health Issues Centre. 2007 Feb;26pp.

Jezewski MA, Meeker MA, Sessanna L, Finnell DS. The effectiveness of interventions to increase advance directive completion rates. J Aging Health. 2007 Jun;19(3):519-36.

Ramsaroop SD, Reid MC, Adelman RD. Completing an advance directive in the primary care setting: what do we need for success? J Am Geriat Soc. 2007 Feb;55(2):277-83.

Wilkinson A, Wenger N, Shugarman L. Literature review on advance directives. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2007 Jun;83pp.


Patel RV, Sinuff T, Cook DJ. Influencing advance directive completion rates in non-terminally ill patients: a systematic review. J Crit Care. 2004 Mar;19(1):1-9.

Last updated 05 February 2024