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Life-Sustaining Therapy: A Model for Appropriate Use
The authors propose a mathematical model for deciding appropriate use of life-sustaining care, using as an example out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation for chronically ill older persons. Incorporating determinations of ...
Futility and the Ethics of Resuscitation
It has been suggested that physicians be allowed to withhold resuscitation without seeking patient consent where the procedure would be a futile intervention. These proposals have been criticized on the grounds that such ...
Resuscitation of the Terminally Ill
Organ Transplantation in HIV-Positive Patients
Attitudes to Chemotherapy: Comparing Views of Patients With Cancer With Those of Doctors, Nurses, and General Public
Objective -- To compare responses of patients with cancer with those of a matched control group, cancer specialists, general practitioners, and cancer nurses in assessing personal cost-benefit of chemotherapy...Setting ...