P H Ditto

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Predicting end-of-life treatment preferences: perils and practicalities
    Peter H Ditto
    4001 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    J Med Philos 39:196-204. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Context changes choices: a prospective study of the effects of hospitalization on life-sustaining treatment preferences
    Peter H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, 3340 Social Ecology II, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Med Decis Making 26:313-22. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint What would Terri want? On the psychological challenges of surrogate decision making
    Peter H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, 3340 Social Ecology II, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Death Stud 30:135-48. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Advance directives and cancer decision making near the end of life
    Peter H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Health Psychol 24:S63-70. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous skepticism: the interplay of motivation and expectation in responses to favorable and unfavorable medical diagnoses
    Peter H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 92697 7085, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:1120-32. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Stability of older adults' preferences for life-sustaining medical treatment
    Peter H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 92696 7085, USA
    Health Psychol 22:605-15. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Advance directives as acts of communication: a randomized controlled trial
    P H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, 3340 Social Ecology II, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:421-30. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Micromanaging death: process preferences, values, and goals in end-of-life medical decision making
    Nikki Ayers Hawkins
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, 3340 Social Ecology II, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Gerontologist 45:107-17. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Predicting elderly outpatients' life-sustaining treatment preferences over time: the majority rules
    Renate M Houts
    Center for Developmental Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Med Decis Making 22:39-52. 2002
  10. doi request reprint False memories for end-of-life decisions
    Stefanie J Sharman
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Health Psychol 27:291-6. 2008

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. doi request reprint Predicting end-of-life treatment preferences: perils and practicalities
    Peter H Ditto
    4001 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    J Med Philos 39:196-204. 2014
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Context changes choices: a prospective study of the effects of hospitalization on life-sustaining treatment preferences
    Peter H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, 3340 Social Ecology II, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Med Decis Making 26:313-22. 2006
    ..To test this assumption, the authors examine the life-sustaining treatment preferences of a sample of elderly adults prior to, soon after, and several months after a hospitalization experience...
  3. ncbi request reprint What would Terri want? On the psychological challenges of surrogate decision making
    Peter H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, 3340 Social Ecology II, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Death Stud 30:135-48. 2006
    ..No simple remedy is possible that will resolve all of the uncertainties inherent to surrogate decision making, but some general strategies for improving the quality of end-of-life medical decisions are discussed...
  4. ncbi request reprint Advance directives and cancer decision making near the end of life
    Peter H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Health Psychol 24:S63-70. 2005
    ..Discussion focuses on the need for policy and law guiding the use of advance directives to be informed by both basic and applied research on judgment and decision making...
  5. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous skepticism: the interplay of motivation and expectation in responses to favorable and unfavorable medical diagnoses
    Peter H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 92697 7085, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:1120-32. 2003
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Stability of older adults' preferences for life-sustaining medical treatment
    Peter H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 92696 7085, USA
    Health Psychol 22:605-15. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Advance directives as acts of communication: a randomized controlled trial
    P H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, 3340 Social Ecology II, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:421-30. 2001
    ..However, no research has examined whether instructional directives are effective in improving the accuracy of surrogate decisions...
  8. ncbi request reprint Micromanaging death: process preferences, values, and goals in end-of-life medical decision making
    Nikki Ayers Hawkins
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, 3340 Social Ecology II, Irvine, CA 92697 7085, USA
    Gerontologist 45:107-17. 2005
    ..This study examined patients' and surrogates' attitudes about using advance directives to manage end-of-life medical care. It also explored process preferences, or how patients want decisions to be made...
  9. ncbi request reprint Predicting elderly outpatients' life-sustaining treatment preferences over time: the majority rules
    Renate M Houts
    Center for Developmental Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Med Decis Making 22:39-52. 2002
    ..This study describes longitudinal changes in the composition and accuracy of modal life-sustaining treatment preferences as predictors of patients' treatment preferences...
  10. doi request reprint False memories for end-of-life decisions
    Stefanie J Sharman
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Health Psychol 27:291-6. 2008
    ..To examine people's false memories for end-of-life decisions...
  11. ncbi request reprint Actual and perceived gender differences in the accuracy of surrogate decisions about life-sustaining medical treatment among older spouses
    Laura Zettel-Watson
    Psychology Department, California State University, Fullerton, P O Box 6846, Fullerton, CA 92834 6846, USA
    Death Stud 32:273-90. 2008
    ....

Research Grants1

  1. SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXTS OF ADAPTATION
    PETER DITTO; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We request funding to support three (3) predoctoral and three (3) postdoctoral trainees in the next project period. ..