Forgoing Life-Supporting or Death-Prolonging Therapy: A Policy Statement
Orlowski, James P.
Collins, Robert L.
Cancian, Susan N.
Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 1993 Jan-Feb; 60(1): 81-85.
Advance Directives; Allowing to Die; Artificial Feeding; Autonomy; Blood; Blood Transfusions; Competence; Conscience; Consent; Death; Decision Making; Drugs; Extraordinary Treatment; Family Members; Futility; Guidelines; Guardians; Hospitals; Institutional Policies; Intensive Care Units; Legal Guardians; Life; Pain; Patients; Physicians; Renal Dialysis; Resuscitation; Third Party Consent; Ventilators; Withholding Treatment;
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