University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Dr. Gretchen Schwarze discusses advance directives study in The Capital Times

Margaret “Gretchen” L. Schwarze, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, was referenced in Thursday’s Capital Times in an article that discusses a recent study led by Dr. Schwarze. This study suggests advance directives, or “living wills,” don’t work in the surgical suite. Please click on the link below to read the full-text article:

Can ‘living wills’ tie a surgeon’s hands? UW study indicates so

The original UW School of Medicine and Public Health press release is also available and can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

UWSMPH – Advance Directives Don’t Work for High-Risk Surgery