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Genetics professionals' experiences with grief and loss: implications for support and training.
This study was designed to determine the degree to which clinical genetics professionals are comfortable with grief and loss, whether discomfort with grief and loss is associated with clinician distress, and what factors ...
The Decision to Engage in End-of-Life Discussions: A Structured Approach for Doctors in Training
Engaging in end-of-life discussions is a major source of anxiety for doctors in training. The authors propose the use of a decision-making model to assist trainees and their clinical supervisors in such situations. Divided ...
Management of a Request for Physician-Assisted Suicide
With the legalization of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in several states, it remains controversial whether present guidelines take into account the complexity of identifying treatable sources of suffering, including ...
Parental Preference or Child Well-Being: An Ethical Dilemma
An ethical dilemma that is not uncommon to encounter when caring for children occurs when parental preference does not appear to be in the child's best interest. Challenges facing the health care team are further amplified ...
Expanding the Paradigm of the Physician's Role in Surrogate Decision-Making: An Empirically Derived Framework
BACKGROUND: Little is known about what role physicians take in the decision-making process about life support in intensive care units. OBJECTIVE: To determine how responsibility is balanced between physicians and surrogates ...
Family Caregivers, Patients and Physicians: Ethical Guidance to Optimize Relationships
(American College of Physicians Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee, 2010-03)
Family caregivers play a major role in maximizing the health and quality of life of more than 30 million individuals with acute and chronic illness. Patients depend on family caregivers for assistance with daily activities, ...