International Perspectives on Ethics in Critical Care
Nyman, Deborah J.
Sprung, Charles L.
Critical Care Clinics. 1997 Apr; 13(2): 409-415.
Differences in culture, resources, demand, level of development, and cultural and religious differences may alter ethical approaches around the world. The principles of medical ethics are beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy, disclosure of information, and social justice. Difficult decisions as to whom to admit and whom to exclude are faced by physicians internationally. Differences between countries are seen in the withdrawal and withholding of treatments and in the obtaining of informed consent in emergency circumstances.
Allowing to Die; Autonomy; Beneficence; Biomedical Technologies; Critically Ill; Culture; Consent; Decision Making; Disclosure; Ethics; Euthanasia; Informed Consent; Intensive Care Units; International Aspects; Justice; Life; Medical Ethics; Nonmaleficence; Patient Admission; Patient Care; Physicians; Prognosis; Resource Allocation; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Selection for Treatment; Values; Withholding Treatment;
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