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Factors Associated With Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: Patients' Preferences, Prognoses, and Physicians' Judgments
BACKGROUND: Medical treatment decisions should be based on the preferences of informed patients or their proxies and on the expected outcomes of treatment. Because seriously ill patients are at risk for cardiac arrest, examination ...
Relationship Between Cancer Patients' Predictions of Prognosis and Their Treatment Preferences
CONTEXT: Previous studies have documented that cancer patients tend to overestimate the probability of long-term survival. If patient preferences about the trade-offs between the risks and benefits associated with alternative ...
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In Whose Voice? Composing a Life Song Collaboratively
A formerly competent person who is unable to speak for herself poses a poignant ethical dilemma for health-care providers. A fundamental principle in these circumstances is to pursue the course of action the patient ...