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Physician Attitudes Regarding Advance Directives for High-Risk Surgical Patients: A Qualitative Analysis Bradley, Ciaran T; Brasel, Karen J; Schwarze, Margaret L (2010-08)Advance directive (AD) use is uncommon in surgical patients, yet the exact reasons for this are unknown. Our aim was to identify and describe beliefs held by surgeons regarding ADs. A qualitative exploration of physicians' ...
Surgical "Buy-In": The Contractual Relationship Between Surgeons and Patients That Influences Decisions Regarding Life-Supporting Therapy Schwarze, Margaret L.; Bradley, Ciaran T.; Brasel, Karen J. (2010-03)OBJECTIVE: There is a general consensus by intensivists and nonsurgical providers that surgeons hesitate to withdraw life-sustaining therapy on their operative patients despite a patient's or surrogate's request to do so. ...