Clear MD Misconceptions on Palliative Care Codes
Medical Ethics Advisor 1996 September; 12(9): 103
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Ethics in Action. an Elderly Man With No Living Relatives Has Made It Clear, Both Verbally and Through Written Advance Directive, That He Doesn't Want to Be Coded. His Physician, However, Has Repeatedly Refused to Write a DNR Order. a Colleague Tells You: "Don't Worry. When He Codes, We'll Just Take Our Time Responding. That's How We Handle Things Around Here." What Would You Do? Haddad, Amy (1996-07)
Cohen, Gene D. (1994-07-15)...The empirical data, in summary, offer little support for the politics of blame. It appears that age alone is not a reliable predictor of medical care outcomes or expenditures, nor is health care at advanced ages usually ...