Prolonged Ventilator Dependence: Economic and Ethical Considerations
Elpern, Ellen H.
Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. 1991 Dec; 3(4): 601-608.
Advance Directives; Aged; Allowing to Die; Autonomy; Beneficence; Biomedical Technologies; Chronically Ill; Consensus; Costs and Benefits; Critically Ill; Diagnosis; Economics; Family Members; Futility; Hospitals; Justice; Life; Mortality; Nurses; Patient Care; Patient Care Team; Patients; Prognosis; Prolongation of Life; Quality of Life; Remuneration; Resource Allocation; Selection for Treatment; Treatment Refusal; Ventilators; Withholding Treatment;
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