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Transformational Experiences in Adult-to-Adult Living-Donor Liver Transplant Recipients
AIM: This paper is a report of a study conducted to explore the transformational experiences of adult-to-adult living-donor liver transplant recipients. BACKGROUND: Living-donor liver transplant was developed to overcome ...
Turkish Nurses' Decision Making in the Distribution of Intensive Care Beds
The aim of this study was to assess the opinions and role of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses regarding the distribution of ICU beds. We conducted this research among 30% of the attendees at two ICU congresses in Turkey. ...
First and Second Things, and the Operations of Conscience in Science
Why is modern science less efficient than it used to be, why has revolutionary science declined, and why has science become so dishonest? One plausible explanation behind these observations comes from an essay First and ...
A Whole New Life, by Reynolds Price
A defining characteristic of humans is our capacity to create a better world through mutual action. Traditional ethics attempts to define and impose the one or several things we should all want. The alternative argued here ...
"Love Your Neighbor Like Yourself": A Jewish Ethical Approach to the Use of Pain Medication With Potentially Dangerous Side Effects
Palliation of pain is universally regarded as a cardinal aspect of end-of-life care. In the early days of the palliative care and hospice movement there was concern that aggressive pain control with opioids could potentially ...
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: A Guide for Clinicians
The do-not-resuscitate order, introduced nearly a half century ago, continues to raise questions and controversy among health care providers and patients. In today's society, the expectation and availability of medical ...