Refusal: Deciding to Pull the Tube
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM 2010 Sep-Oct; 23(5): 671-3
A senior medical student grapples with her patient's end-of-life decisions, which are in stark contrast to the decisions made by her own grandfather facing a similar disease. As she explores her role and responsibility to her patient, she considers what it means to provide futile care and how to negotiate her own beliefs with the demands of her patient's family.
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Frank, Jennifer E (2011-05)Conscientious refusal among physicians to provide medical care is known to exist. The prevalence of conscientious refusal in residents and behaviors surrounding moral objections is largely unknown. The purpose of this study ...