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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 ...
Referral for Dialysis in Ontario
Rationing, Patient Preferences, and Cost of Care at the End of Life
In this article, we propose a rationing criterion -- patient preferences -- that promotes both individual and public interests....We examine the relationship between patients' preferences and costs and describe a thought ...
Bioethics for Clinicians: 11. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Euthanasia and assisted suicide involve taking deliberate action to end or assist in ending the life of another person on compassionate grounds. There is considerable disagreement about the acceptability of these acts ...
Bioethics for Clinicians: 15. Quality End-of-Life Care
A physician who receives a call from the emergency department to see a patient with heart failure will have a clear framework within which to approach this problem. The thesis of this article is that physicians do not have ...
Bioethics for Clinicians: 17. Conflict of Interest in Research, Education and Patient Care
A conflict of interest occurs in a situation in which professional judgement regarding a primary interest, such as research, education or patient care, may be unduly influenced by a secondary interest, such as financial ...
Bioethics for Clinicians: 16. Dealing With Demands for Inappropriate Treatment
Demands by patients or their families for treatment thought to be inappropriate by health care providers constitute an important set of moral problems in clinical practice. A variety of approaches to such cases have ...