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The Ethics Of
Life-Sustaining Therapy: A Model for Appropriate Use
The authors propose a mathematical model for deciding appropriate use of life-sustaining care, using as an example out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation for chronically ill older persons. Incorporating determinations of ...
Duty of Care to Unborn Child
Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders
(American Medical Association. Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, 1991-04-10)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is routinely performed on hospitalized patients who suffer cardiac or respiratory arrest. Consent to administer CPR is presumed since the patient is incapable at the moment of arrest ...
Futility and the Ethics of Resuscitation
It has been suggested that physicians be allowed to withhold resuscitation without seeking patient consent where the procedure would be a futile intervention. These proposals have been criticized on the grounds that such ...
Ethics and the Care of Persons With Bell's Palsy
Much of the bioethics literature focuses on dilemmas physicians face involving life and death issues. We articulate and apply a method of bioethics that can help both in resolving such dilemmas and in the appreciation of ...