Spousal Understanding of Patient Quality of Life: Implications for Surrogate Decisions
Pearlman, Robert A.
Uhlmann, Richard F.
and Jecker, Nancy S.
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 1992 Summer; 3(2): 114-121
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Pearlman, Robert A.; Uhlmann, Richard F.; Jecker, Nancy S. (1992)[O]ur interest lies in exploring whether surrogate decision makers who assess accurately their spouses' quality of life represent accurately patient preferences regarding the use of life-sustaining treatments. Our interest ...
Pearlman, Robert A.; Cain, Kevin C.; Patrick, Donald L.; Appelbaum-Maizel, Malka; Starks, Helene E.; Jecker, Nancy S.; Uhlmann, Richard F. (1993)...Informal conversations amongst clinicians and patients point to the concern that life-sustaining treatment may lead to prolonged life under unacceptable circumstances....Previous research has identified specific circumstances ...