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See One, Do One, Teach One? House Staff Experience Discussing Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders
BACKGROUND: Medical residents commonly discuss resuscitation decisions with hospitalized patients. Previous studies suggest that the quality of these discussions is poor. OBJECTIVE: To learn about residents' experience ...
Deciding Whether to Resuscitate
Beyond the Cruzan Case: The U.S. Supreme Court and Medical Practice
In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a Missouri ruling that sharply limited family decisions about life-sustaining treatment for incompetent patients. The Court held that the Constitution protects ...
The Ethics of Artificial Feeding
Family Decision Making on Trial: Who Decides for Incompetent Patients?
Two state courts recently have ruled on the issue of who may make decisions about life-sustaining treatment for incompetent patients. In