Patient-Family Conflicting Issues. Part 1: The Case. Part 2: Case Analysis
Briones, Jeanine P.
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. 1994 Jan-Feb; 13(1): 44-50.
This article describes an ethical case when the patient's wishes and that of her spouse disagreed and the ethical issues which were involved. Although the patient clearly has the right of choice on treatment, her own choices became ambivalent as she recognized her husbands need for her to fight on.
Allowing to Die; Attitudes; Case Studies; Clergy; Decision Making; Dissent; Ethical Analysis; Ethics; Family Members; Family Relationship; Life; Nurses; Nursing Ethics; Patient Care; Patient Care Team; Patients; Professional Patient Relationship; Prolongation of Life; Quality of Life; Suffering; Suicide; Ventilators; Withholding Treatment;
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