Terminating Life-Sustaining Treatment of the Demented
Hastings Center Report. 1995 Nov-Dec; 25(6): 25-31.
A growing elderly population, dwindling health care resources, and intense and widespread fear of dementia have forced an uncomfortable question: should patients with dementia be slated as off-limits for life-sustaining treatment?
Advance Directives; Aged; Allowing to Die; Biomedical Technologies; Competence; Decision Making; Dementia; Family Members; Guidelines; Health; Health Care; Life; Morbidity; Palliative Care; Patient Care; Patients; Personhood; Prognosis; Prolongation of Life; Quality of Life; Resource Allocation; Selection for Treatment; Self Concept; Stigmatization; Suffering; Terminal Care; Uncertainty; Withholding Treatment;
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