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Trends in Medical End-of-Life Decision Making in Flanders, Belgium 1998-2001-2007
In 2002, Belgium saw the enactment of 3 laws concerning euthanasia, palliative care, and patient rights that are likely to affect end-of-life decision making. This report examines trends in the occurrence and decision-making ...
Dignified Death: Concept Development Involving Nurses and Doctors in Pediatric Intensive Care Units
The aim of this study was to develop the concept of the dignified death of children in Brazilian pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). The Hybrid Model for Concept Development was used to develop a conceptual structure ...
Ethical Decision-Making in Nursing Homes: Influence of Organizational Factors
In this article we report findings from a qualitative study that explored how doctors and nurses in nursing homes describe professional collaboration around dying patients. The study also examined the consequences this can ...
Between Uncertainty and Certainty
In this study, 10 hematologists and 10 lung oncologists were interviewed regarding the information they provide to patients in four situations of uncertainty: determining the treatment that is in the patient's best interest; ...
Toma de decisiones al final de la vida, el modo neerlandés a traves de ojos españoles
Abroad, but also in The Netherlands, there are many misunderstandings concerning end of life decisions and euthanasia. In general, euthanasia does not play any role in the intensive care units, simply because it does not ...
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.
Keeping the Patient at the Center of Patient- and Family-Centered Care
The practice of palliative care typically refers to the focus of treatment as the patient and family. Tending to the needs of both patients and their families is usually good, but what should clinicians do when they perceive ...
Effect of Reminders of Personal Sacrifice and Suggested Rationalizations on Residents' Self-Reported Willingness to Accept Gifts: A Randomized Trial
CONTEXT: Despite expanding research on the prevalence and consequences of conflicts of interest in medicine, little attention has been given to the psychological processes that enable physicians to rationalize the acceptance ...
How Nurses Assist Parents Regarding Life Support Decisions for Extremely Premature Infants
OBJECTIVE: To describe nurse behaviors that assisted parents to make life-support decisions for an extremely premature infant before and after the infant's birth. DESIGN: Qualitative, longitudinal, collective case study ...