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dc.creatorAshby, Michaelen
dc.creatorStoffell, Brianen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:27:55Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:27:55Zen
dc.date.created1991-06-01en
dc.date.issued1991-06-01en
dc.identifier10.1136/bmj.302.6788.1322en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBMJ (British Medical Journal). 1991 Jun 1; 302(6788): 1322-1324.en
dc.identifier.issn0959-8138en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Therapeutic+Ratio+and+Defined+Phases:+Proposal+of+Ethical+Framework+for+Palliative+Care&title=BMJ+&volume=302&issue=6788&pages=1322-1324&date=1991&au=Ashby,+Michaelen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.302.6788.1322en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/734573en
dc.description.abstractThe everyday practice of oncology and palliative care raises complex moral issues. Examples include: When should radical curative treatment be stopped -- or rejected from the outset as an option? Do measures for the relief of symptoms shorten life? When should active drug treatments -- for example, antibiotics and steroids -- be stopped? (Similar questions can be asked about support of physiological systems: blood transfusion, ventilation, renal dialysis, intravenous hydration and nutrition.) What steps should be taken when food and drink can no longer be taken by mouth? How should we deal with differences of opinion about management arising among patient, family, and carers? What is the relation between euthanasia and palliative care? We propose to examine these questions in a framework that divides the therapeutic interaction into three phases or modes: curative, palliative, and terminal.en
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/33578en
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectArtificial Feedingen
dc.subjectBlooden
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectDrugsen
dc.subjectEuthanasiaen
dc.subjectFamily Membersen
dc.subjectFooden
dc.subjectFutilityen
dc.subjectIntentionen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectNutritionen
dc.subjectPainen
dc.subjectPalliative Careen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectPrognosisen
dc.subjectProlongation of Lifeen
dc.subjectQuality of Lifeen
dc.subjectRenal Dialysisen
dc.subjectRisks and Benefitsen
dc.subjectSelection for Treatmenten
dc.subjectTerminal Careen
dc.subjectTerminally Illen
dc.subjectToxicityen
dc.subjectValue of Lifeen
dc.subjectVoluntary Euthanasiaen
dc.subjectWithholding Treatmenten
dc.titleTherapeutic Ratio and Defined Phases: Proposal of Ethical Framework for Palliative Careen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
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