Decisions Regarding the Provision or Withholding of Therapy
American Journal of Medicine 1976 December; 61(6): 915-923
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Surgical "Buy-In": The Contractual Relationship Between Surgeons and Patients That Influences Decisions Regarding Life-Supporting Therapy Schwarze, Margaret L.; Bradley, Ciaran T.; Brasel, Karen J. (2010-03)OBJECTIVE: There is a general consensus by intensivists and nonsurgical providers that surgeons hesitate to withdraw life-sustaining therapy on their operative patients despite a patient's or surrogate's request to do so. ...