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An Outcomes Model of Medical Decision Making
In the traditional 'fix-it' model of medical decision making, the identified problem is typically characterized by a diagnosis that indicates a deviation from normalcy. When a medical problem is multifaceted and the available ...
In Whose Voice? Composing a Life Song Collaboratively
A formerly competent person who is unable to speak for herself poses a poignant ethical dilemma for health-care providers. A fundamental principle in these circumstances is to pursue the course of action the patient ...
Functional Status Among Survivors of in-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
OBJECTIVES: To describe functional outcomes of seriously III patients who survived 2 months after in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and to identify patient and clinical characteristics associated with ...
Care and Cost Savings at the End of Life
After Cruzan -- the Work to Be Done
Factors Associated With Change in Resuscitation Preference of Seriously Ill Patients
BACKGROUND: During serious illness, patient preferences regarding life-sustaining treatments play an important role in medical decisions. However, little is known about life-sustaining preference stability in this population ...