Discussing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation With Patients and Relatives
Postgraduate Medical Journal. 1995 Oct; 71(840): 585-589.
This paper aims to give clear guidance for doctors working in the UK about their responsibilities when discussing cardiopulmonary resuscitation with patients and their relatives. The ethical and legal framework for making decisions is outlined and the commonly encountered dilemmas are discussed.
Advance Directives; Autonomy; Beneficence; Case Studies; Communication; Competence; Consent; Decision Making; Dementia; Disclosure; Dissent; Doctors; Family Members; Futility; Guidelines; Informed Consent; Legal Aspects; Life; Patient Participation; Patients; Physicians; Quality of Life; Records; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Risks and Benefits; Relatives; Responsibilities; Treatment Outcome; Withholding Treatment;
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