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Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Receiving Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation: Advance Care Planning and Outcomes
OBJECTIVE: To examine advance care planning and outcomes of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) receiving long-term mechanical ventilation (LTMV). DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Population-based study in homes ...
Ethical Issues in Growth Hormone Therapy
Growth hormone therapy for short children who do not meet the classic criteria for growth hormone deficiency should be evaluated from the perspective of cultural values, not biologic norms of health. Physicians can weigh ...
Beyond Autonomy -- Physicians' Refusal to Use Life- Prolonging Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Conclusions: If after the physician has listened to the concern of the family members and explored the possibilities with them -- including the transfer of the patient to a willing physician -- the family persists in ...