Advance Directives and Other Medical Decisions Concerning the End of Life in Cancer Patients in Japan
European Journal of Cancer 1998 September; 34(10): 1582-1586
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Advance Directives and Other Medical Decisions Concerning the End of Life in Cancer Patients in Japan Asai, A.; Miura, Y.; Tanabe, N.; Kurihara, M.; Fukuhara, S. (1998-09)The purpose of our survey was to investigate the experience of physicians regarding advance directives and other medical decisions concerning the end of life. A postal questionnaire was sent to 500 Japanese physicians who ...
Asai, Atsushi; Fukuhara, Shunichi; Inoshita, Osamu; Miura, Yasuhiko; Tanabe, Noboru; Kurokawa, Kiyoshi (1997-10)OBJECTIVES: Life-sustaining treatment at the end of life gives rise to many ethical problems in Japan. Recent surveys of Japanese physicians suggested that they tend to treat terminally ill patients aggressively. We studied ...