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Deactivation of Implanted Cardioverter-Defibrillators at the End of Life: Results of the EHRA Survey
(EHRA Scientific Initiatives Committee, 2010-08)
This survey assesses the current opinion on and practice of the management of terminally ill patients with implanted cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in 47 large European centres. The principal findings of this survey ...
Análisis de una experiencia de consultoría ético clínica en cuidado intensive
Very few patients are presented to ethics committees, and individual ethics consultations are a response to this situation. At the intensive care unit (ICU) in Clínica Alemana, Santiago Chile, an ethics consultation system ...
Physician-Assisted Suicide Attitudes of Older Mexican-American and Non-Hispanic White Adults: Does Ethnicity Make a Difference?
Little is known about attitudes toward physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in various ethnic groups. This study compares attitudes held by older Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites and examines subject characteristics ...
A Comparative, Retrospective, Observational Study of the Prevalence, Availability, and Specificity of Advance Care Plans in a County That Implemented an Advance Care Planning Microsystem
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether outcomes have changed over time for a managed, systematic approach to advance care planning (ACP). DESIGN: Retrospective comparison of medical record and death certificate data of adults ...
Consent Issues in Neurology
The requirement that doctors obtain valid consent from patients before providing medical treatment has long been ingrained in both legal doctrine and medical ethics. We summarize the foundations of the informed consent ...