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Elderly Adults' Preferences for Life-Sustaining Treatments: The Role of Impairment, Prognosis, and Pain
Elderly adults' preferences for life-sustaining treatment are known to vary by type of medical condition and treatment. Less is known about how treatment preferences vary based on underlying health dimensions, such as ...
Meanings and Attitudes Toward End-of-Life Preferences in Israel
Thirty-six elderly people in Israel were interviewed concerning their meanings and attitudes toward end-of-life preferences. The phenomological analysis method resulted in the identification of six meaning themes and ...
Ethical and Practical Considerations of Withdrawal of Treatment in the Intensive Care Unit
PURPOSE: To discuss the medical, ethical and legal basis of decisions to discontinue life-support therapy in the adult intensive care unit (ICU), and to provide practical guidelines for the discontinuation of life ...
Allowing and Assisting Patients to Die: The Perspectives of Oncology Practitioners
The moral distinctions between prolonging life, allowing for a dignified death, and assisting patients to die (hastening death) are troublesome to health practitioners. On 26 June 1997 the United States Supreme Court ruled ...
In Re Edna MF: Case Law Confusion in Surrogate Decision Making
I review the recent case of Edna Folz, a 73 year-old woman who was suffering through the end stages of very advanced Alzheimer's dementia when her case was adjudicated by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. I consider this case as ...
Protective Truthfulness: The Chinese Way of Safeguarding Patients in Informed Treatment Decisions
The first part of this paper examines the practice of informed treatment decisions in the protective medical system in China today. The second part examines how health care professionals in China perceive and carry out ...