Withdrawing and Withholding Life Support in Geriatric Surgical Patients: Ethical Considerations
Schecter, William P.
Surgical Clinics of North America. 1994 Apr; 74(2): 245-259.
Advance Directives; Age Factors; Aged; Allowing to Die; Autonomy; Clinical Ethics; Clinical Ethics Committees; Communication; Consensus; Critically Ill; Consent; Decision Making; Diagnosis; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Futility; Intensive Care Units; Legal Aspects; Life; Morbidity; Mortality; Patient Care; Patient Care Team; Patient Participation; Patients; Physicians; Prognosis; Quality of Life; Resource Allocation; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Selection for Treatment; Suffering; Surgery; Treatment Outcome; Uncertainty; Ventilators;
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