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Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Receiving Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation: Advance Care Planning and Outcomes
OBJECTIVE: To examine advance care planning and outcomes of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) receiving long-term mechanical ventilation (LTMV). DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Population-based study in homes ...
Beyond Autonomy -- Physicians' Refusal to Use Life- Prolonging Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Conclusions: If after the physician has listened to the concern of the family members and explored the possibilities with them -- including the transfer of the patient to a willing physician -- the family persists in ...
Dialysis Decision Making in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States
This study was designed to determine the extent to which differences in criteria for dialysis patient selection and availability of financial resources cause the wide variation in acceptance rates for dialysis in Canada, the ...