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Preventing Life-Sustaining Treatment by Default
Many physicians will at some point care for patients who will receive life-sustaining treatment by default, because there are no instructions available from the patient as to what kind of care is preferred, and because ...
Taking Seriously the "What Then? " Question: An Ethical Framework for the Responsible Management of Medical Disasters
When healthcare resources become overwhelmed in medical disasters, as they inevitably will, we have to ask, in an unflinching fashion, the question: "What then?" or more precisely, "What should we do when we run out of ...
The Physician's Professional Role in End-of-Life Decision-Making: Voices of Racially and Ethnically Diverse Physicians
Previous studies have shown racial/ethnic differences in preferences for end-of-life (EOL) care. We aimed to describe values and beliefs guiding physicians' EOL decision-making and explore the relationship between physicians' ...