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Attitudes of Japanese and Japanese-American Physicians Towards Life-Sustaining Treatment
Summary: Doctors in different countries have different approaches to bioethical problems. We studied how attitudes to life-sustaining treatment for terminally ill patients differ in Japan and the USA by administering ...
Strategies for Culturally Effective End-of-Life Care
As a result of profound worldwide demographic change, physicians will increasingly care for patients from cultural backgrounds other than their own. Differences in beliefs, values, and traditional health care practices ...
Discussing Religious and Spiritual Issues at the End of Life: A Practical Guide for Physicians
(Working Group on Religious and Spiritual Issues at the End of Life, 2002-02-13)
As patients near the end of life, their spiritual and religious concerns may be awakened or intensified. Many physicians, however, feel unskilled and uncomfortable discussing these concerns. This article suggests how ...
Life Support for Patients Without a Surrogate Decision Maker: Who Decides?
Background: Physicians in intensive care units have withdrawn life support in incapacitated patients who lack surrogate decision makers and advance directives, yet little is known about how often this occurs or under what ...