Dying Cancer Patients Talk About Physician and Patient Roles in DNR Decision Making
Eliott, Jaklin A
Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy 2011 Jun; 14(2): 147-58
Within medical and bioethical discourse, there are many models depicting the relationships between, and roles of, physician and patient in medical decision making. Contestation similarly exists over the roles of physician and patient with regard to the decision not to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) following cardiac arrest [the do-not-resuscitate or do-not-resuscitate (DNR) decision], but there is little analysis of patient perspectives.
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