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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 852564, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/852564
Research Article

Attitudes Regarding the Use of Ventilator Support Given a Supposed Terminal Condition among Community-Dwelling Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White Older Adults: A Pilot Study

1Department of Family & Community Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
2Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
3College of Education, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, USA

Received 31 October 2011; Accepted 11 December 2011

Academic Editor: Charles Weissman

Copyright © 2012 M. Rosina Finley et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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