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Attitudes and Experiences of Belgian Physicians Regarding Euthanasia Practice and the Euthanasia Law
Since the legalization of euthanasia, physicians in Belgium may, under certain conditions, administer life-ending drugs at the explicit request of a patient.
Gender and Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
Renal transplantation is the first choice of treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. It offers a longer life span, a better quality of life, and lower health care costs as compared to long-term dialysis. In ...
Partial Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: A Hazard to Patient Safety and Clinical Outcomes?
BACKGROUND: Patients and families commonly discuss end-of-life decisions with clinicians to create a treatment plan based on patient wishes. In some instances, respect for patient autonomy in making choices may create the ...
Prescribing for the Elderly: Ethical Considerations
This article reports on a few ethical considerations associated with prescribing for the elderly. A large number of elderly people are on several medications for the treatment of various chronic conditions that develop ...
The Relevance of Personal Characteristics in Health Care Rationing: What the Australian Public Thinks and Why
This article examines the preferences of the general public in Australia regarding health care resource allocation. While previous studies have revealed that the public is willing to give priority to particular groups of ...
Planning End-of-Life Care