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2013-12-10 10:36:57

Age, race, education level, and health status impact advance directive completion During the past two decades, high-profile legal cases surrounding end-of-life decisions have received widespread attention in the United States, prompting increased media focus and numerous debates on the subject. Despite this continuing nationwide dialogue, many Americans still tend to avoid addressing their own end-of-life (EOL) issues, including the completion of advance directives. In a new study...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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