Decisions to Withdraw Life-Sustaining Treatment: A Moral Algorithm
Pellegrino, Edmund D.
JAMA. 2000 Feb 23; 283(8): 1065-1067.
Age Factors; Allowing to Die; Competence; Conscience; Consent; Decision Making; Dissent; Double Effect; Economics; Ethical Theory; Evidence-Based Medicine; Futility; Informed Consent; Intention; Life; Living Wills; Medicine; Moral Policy; Patients; Physicians; Prognosis; Prolongation of Life; Quality of Life; Risks and Benefits; Suffering; Value of Life; Values; Withholding Treatment; Wills;
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Toleration of Moral Diversity and the Conscientious Refusal by Physicians to Withdraw Life-Sustaining Treatment Wear, Stephen; Lagaipa, Susan; Logue, Gerald (1994-04)The removal of life-sustaining treatment often brings physicians into conflict with patients. Because of their moral beliefs physicians often respond slowly to the request of patients or their families. People in bioethics ...