Show simple item record

dc.creatorCohen, Joachimen
dc.creatorChambaere, Kennethen
dc.creatorBilsen, Johanen
dc.creatorHouttekier, Dirken
dc.creatorMortier, Freddyen
dc.creatorDeliens, Lucen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:40:38Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:40:38Zen
dc.date.created2010-09en
dc.date.issued2010-09en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.04.003en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHealth & place 2010 Sep; 16(5): 784-93en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Influence+of+the+metropolitan+environment+on+end-of-life+decisions:+A+population-based+study+of+end-of-life+decision-making+in+the+Brussels+metropolitan+region+and+non-metropolitan+Flanders.&title=Health+&+place+&volume=16&issue=5&date=2010-09&au=Cohen,+Joachim;+Chambaere,+Kenneth;+Bilsen,+Johan;+Houttekier,+Dirk;+Mortier,+Freddy;+Deliens,+Lucen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.04.003en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1021527en
dc.description.abstractResearch is beginning to show differences between end-of-life care in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas. Using population-based post-mortem surveys this article compares medical end-of-life decisions in the Brussels metropolitan area and non-metropolitan Flanders (Belgium). In Brussels, administering lethal drugs without an explicit patient request occurred more often, intensification of symptom alleviation and non-treatment decisions less often, and end-of-life treatment was more often aimed at cure or life prolongation, than in non-metropolitan Flanders. This paper argues that these differences in end-of-life decisions are related to characteristics of the metropolitan environment and hence may also apply in other metropolitan regions worldwide. Specific approaches to end-of-life decisions in metropolitan areas need to be considered.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:334306en
dc.subjectDrugsen
dc.subjectEnvironmenten
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectSurveysen
dc.subject.classificationCare of the Dying Patienten
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.titleInfluence of the Metropolitan Environment on End-of-Life Decisions: A Population-Based Study of End-of-Life Decision-Making in the Brussels Metropolitan Region and Non-Metropolitan Flandersen
dc.provenanceCitation prepared by the Library and Information Services group of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University for the ETHXWeb database.en
dc.provenanceCitation migrated from OpenText LiveLink Discovery Server database named EWEB hosted by the Bioethics Research Library to the DSpace collection EthxWeb hosted by DigitalGeorgetown.en


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


Georgetown University Seal
©2009—2022 Bioethics Research Library
Box 571212 Washington DC 20057-1212
202.687.3885