Wisdom of generations: A pilot study of the values transmitted in ethical wills of nursing home residents and student volunteers

Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Natalie G. Regier, Hedy Peyser, Joshua Stanton

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Purpose: This is a pilot study that provides a description of the values older persons report in ethical wills and their reasoning for the values they chose, and compares the values in ethical wills of seniors and students. Nursing home residents rarely get the opportunity or venue to discuss these topics and the ethical will enables them to have conversations about issues they feel are important. Design and Methods: The 22 Questions for Ethical Wills

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-535
Number of pages11
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009



  • Advice
  • Ethical will
  • Life lesson
  • Nursing home residents
  • Values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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