The Role of Advance Directives in End-of-Life Decisions in Austria: Survey of Intensive Care Physicians
Krenn, Claus G
BMC medical ethics 2010 October 21; 11: 19
Currently, intensive care medicine strives to define a generally accepted way of dealing with end-of-life decisions, therapy limitation and therapy discontinuation.In 2006 a new advance directive legislation was enacted in Austria. Patients may now document their personal views regarding extension of treatment. The aim of this survey was to explore Austrian intensive care physicians' experiences with and their acceptance of the new advance directive legislation two years after enactment (2008).
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