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Decisions and Care at the End of Life
Successful public health and social policies and apparently inexorable medical advances are now compelling physicians and others who care for the elderly to confront clinical issues and ethical dilemmas that hardly existed ...
Cost Savings at the End of Life
Conflicts Between Patients' Wishes to Forgo Treatment and the Policies of Health Care Facilities
The authors explore the question of how the right of patients to refuse life-sustaining treatment can be reconciled with a hospital's or nursing home's differing philosophy of care. They review three recent court cases ...
Referral for Dialysis in Ontario
Public Opinion Regarding End-of-Life Decisions: Influence of Prognosis, Practice and Process
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of changing key factors in survey questions on public opinion regarding end-of-life decisions. These factors were: (a) patient prognosis (likely vs unlikely to recover ...