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"They Have to Show That They Can Make It": Vitality as a Criterion for the Prognosis of Premature Infants
In this article, the vitality of premature infants will be described and discussed. Vitality was one of the main factors in a grounded theory study in which the aim was to generate knowledge concerning the ethical decision-making ...
Evaluation and Ethical Review of a Tool to Explore Patient Preferences for Information and Involvement in Decisions Making
AIM: To improve clinical and ethical understanding of patient preferences for information and involvement in decision making. OBJECTIVES: To develop and evaluate a clinical tool to elicit these preferences and to consider ...
Finnish Doctors and the Realisation of Patient Autonomy in the Context of End of Life Decision Making
Patient autonomy is a fundamental principle in end of life decision making. However, its realisation may take a variety of forms. Discourse analysis was conducted in a qualitative interview study of 19 physicians. The ...
The Ethics of Assessing Health Technologies
Health technology assessment (HTA) consists of the systematic study of the consequences of the introduction or continued use of the technology in a particular context, with the explicit objective to arrive at a judgment ...