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Pacemakers and End-of-Life Decisions
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 ...
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.
Partial Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: A Hazard to Patient Safety and Clinical Outcomes?
BACKGROUND: Patients and families commonly discuss end-of-life decisions with clinicians to create a treatment plan based on patient wishes. In some instances, respect for patient autonomy in making choices may create the ...
Planning End-of-Life Care
Ethical Dilemmas and End-of-Life Choices for Patients With Implantable Cardiac Devices: Decisions Regarding Discontinuation of Therapy
OPINION STATEMENT: It is our belief that a well-designed cardiac device management program should include end-of-life patient and family planning, addressing potential decisions regarding withdrawal of pacemaker and/or ...