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Justice and Equal Opportunities in Health Care
The principle that each individual is entitled to an equal opportunity to benefit from any public health care system, and that this entitlement is proportionate neither to the size of their chance of benefitting, nor to ...
Stability of Elderly Persons' Expressed Preferences Regarding the Use of Life-Sustaining Treatments
The purpose of the study was to assess the stability of expressed preferences for the use of life-sustaining treatments (LST) in severe illness conditions over two years. The two year longitudinal study included three structured ...
The Role of the Paediatric Nurse in Promoting Paediatric Right to Consent
This article examines the processes involved in obtaining informed consent focusing on the abilities and legalities related to a child's right to consent. Most authors who have researched when a child may be considered competent ...
Ethical and Practical Considerations of Withdrawal of Treatment in the Intensive Care Unit
PURPOSE: To discuss the medical, ethical and legal basis of decisions to discontinue life-support therapy in the adult intensive care unit (ICU), and to provide practical guidelines for the discontinuation of life ...
Allowing and Assisting Patients to Die: The Perspectives of Oncology Practitioners
The moral distinctions between prolonging life, allowing for a dignified death, and assisting patients to die (hastening death) are troublesome to health practitioners. On 26 June 1997 the United States Supreme Court ruled ...
CRG Says: No Patents on Life!
Evaluation of Prognostic Criteria for Determining Hospice Eligibility in Patients With Advanced Lung, Heart, or Liver Disease
CONTEXT: Many individuals involved with care of the dying advocate expanding access to hospice care for persons with advanced lung, heart, or liver disease. However, to be eligible, these patients generally must have ...