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Bob Scheri, director of pastoral and spiritual care at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene, will lead two workshops beginning Sunday on advance directives for health care
and doctors' orders for life-sustaining treatment.
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Three hundred adult patients at the center were asked to complete a 19-item questionnaire that examined attitudes about discussing advance directives for health care
. There was no educational component in the survey instrument other than a brief definition of terms such as "life-prolonging treatment." The questionnaire asked (1) whether the patient had previously discussed the use of life-prolonging treatment with his or her physician, (2) what the patient's attitudes were toward discussing this issue in a variety of situations, (3) whom the patient wanted to initiate the discussion, and (4) whom else the patient had talked to about his or her wishes.