Limiting but Not Abandoning Treatment in Severely Mentally Impaired Patients: A Troubling Issue for Ethics Consultants and Ethics Committees
Loewy, Erich H.
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 1994 Spring; 3(2): 216-225.
Accountability; Advance Directives; Allowing to Die; Alternatives; Autonomy; Beneficence; Biomedical Technologies; Clinical Ethics; Clinical Ethics Committees; Comprehension; Consensus; Cultural Pluralism; Consultation; Decision Making; Dementia; Ethicist's Role; Ethicists; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Extraordinary Treatment; Family Members; Goals; Guidelines; Life; Pain; Palliative Care; Patient Care; Patient Care Team; Patients; Physician's Role; Prognosis; Psychological Stress; Quality of Life; Referral and Consultation; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Risks and Benefits; Selection for Treatment; Suffering; Technical Expertise; Terminal Care; Value of Life; Values;
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Loewy, Erich H. (1987-12-03)Rejecting the "absolutist" stand that all forms of life-sustaining treatment are ethically mandated until a decision is made to discontinue treatment, the author probes the issue of how aggressively to treat mentally impaired ...