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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: A Guide for Clinicians
The do-not-resuscitate order, introduced nearly a half century ago, continues to raise questions and controversy among health care providers and patients. In today's society, the expectation and availability of medical ...
The Decision to Engage in End-of-Life Discussions: A Structured Approach for Doctors in Training
Engaging in end-of-life discussions is a major source of anxiety for doctors in training. The authors propose the use of a decision-making model to assist trainees and their clinical supervisors in such situations. Divided ...
Hospital Characteristics Associated With Feeding Tube Placement in Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Cognitive Impairment
CONTEXT: Tube-feeding is of questionable benefit for nursing home residents with advanced dementia. Approximately two-thirds of US nursing home residents who are tube fed had their feeding tube inserted during an acute ...
Management of a Request for Physician-Assisted Suicide
With the legalization of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in several states, it remains controversial whether present guidelines take into account the complexity of identifying treatable sources of suffering, including ...
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Expanding the Paradigm of the Physician's Role in Surrogate Decision-Making: An Empirically Derived Framework
BACKGROUND: Little is known about what role physicians take in the decision-making process about life support in intensive care units. OBJECTIVE: To determine how responsibility is balanced between physicians and surrogates ...