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Advance directives/Autonomy

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Rabinovich, B. A., Lipson, S., Fein, A., Gerber, B., Weisman, S.,
    Pawlson, L. G. (1991).  The decision to execute a durable power of attorney for health 
    care and preferences regarding the utilization of life-sustaining treatments in nursing home
    residents.  Archives of Internal Medicine, 151, 289-294.  Also abstracted in Research
    Activities  (Agency for Health Care Policy and Research), June 1991, No. 142, p. 6.

  Preferences concerning end of life treatments

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Drooge, J. A., & Billig, N. (1992).  Factors influencing hospital patients'
preferences in the utilization of life-sustaining treatments.  The Gerontologist, 32(1), 89-95.   

End of life

Marx, M.S., Werner, P., Cohen-Mansfield, J. (1990).  Last days of life of two agitated
nursing home residents suffering from dementia.  Monographs of the Research
Institute of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, 80.  Rockville, MD.


Utilization of advance directives

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Droge, J. A., & Billig, N. (1991).  The utilization of the
durable power of attorney for health care among hospitalized elderly patients.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 39, 1174-1178.

Cohen-Mansfield, J.  (in press).  Development of a framework to encourage
addressing advance directives when resources are limited.  Journal of
Aging and Health.


Autonomy of nursing home residents

Hubbard, P., Werner, P., Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Shusterman, R. (1992).
Seniors for justice: A political and social action group for nursing home
residents. The Gerontologist, 32 (6), 856-858.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Werner, P., Weinfield, M., Braun, J., Kraft, G., Gerber,
B., and Willens, S. (1995). Autonomy for Nursing Home Residents: The
role of regulations. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 13(3), 415-423.


Use of physical restraints in the nursing home

Werner, P., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Braun, J., & Marx, M. S. (1989).  Physical
     restraints and agitation in nursing home residents.  Journal of the American
     Geriatrics Society, 37(12), 1122-1126. Also published in Restraints and the
     Frail Elderly Patient: Practical Considerations for Hospitals and Nursing
     Homes 155-159, June 1990.  Hospital Association of New York State.  Also
     published in the accompanying printed material for the educational video
     entitled "Developing Alternatives to Restraints." Medcom, Inc. Garden
     Grove, CA, 1992.

Werner, P., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (1993).  Outcomes of removal of physical
restraints.  In J. Braun & S. Lipson (Eds.), Toward a Restraint-Free Environment
Health Professions Press: Baltimore, MD.  pp. 147-156.

Werner, P., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Green, P. M., Pasis, S., & Gerber, B. (1993)
Families' perceptions of the use of physical restraints in the nursing home. Clinical
Gerontologist, 13(3), 45-57.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Marx, M. S., & Werner, P. (1993).  Restraining cognitively
impaired nursing home residents.  Nursing Management, 24(9), 112Q-112W.

Werner, P., Koroknay, V., Braun, J., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (1994).  Individualized
care alternatives used in the process of removing physical restraints in the nursing                        home.  Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 42(3), 321-325.

Werner, P., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Koroknay, V., & Braun J. (1994).  The impact of                                  a restraint-reduction program on nursing home residents.  Geriatric Nursing, 15(3),                     142-146.

Werner, P., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Farley, J., Segal, G., & Lipson, S. (1994).  Effects                                 of removal of physical restraints on psychotropic medication in the nursing home.                       Journal of Geriatric Drug Therapy, 8(4), 59-71.

Werner, P., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Koroknay, V., & Braun, J. (1994).  Reducing                                restraints: Impact on staff attitudes.  Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 20(12), 19-24.

Werner, P., Koroknay, V., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (1997). To use physical restraints                              or not? (letter to editor). Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 45(2), 253.

 Werner, P. & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (1998).  (Letter to the Editor)  Restraint reduction                             and psychoactive drugs. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 46(7), 930.


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