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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 ...
Life Support for Patients Without a Surrogate Decision Maker: Who Decides?
Background: Physicians in intensive care units have withdrawn life support in incapacitated patients who lack surrogate decision makers and advance directives, yet little is known about how often this occurs or under what ...