Survey of Japanese Physicians' Attitudes Towards the Care of Adult Patients in Persistent Vegetative State
Journal of Medical Ethics 1999 August; 25(4): 302-308
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Survey of Japanese Physicians' Attitudes Towards the Care of Adult Patients in Persistent Vegetative State Asai, Atsushi; Maekawa, Munetaka; Akiguchi, Ichiro; Fukui, Tsuguya; Miura, Yasuhiko; Tanabe, Noboru; Fukuhara, Shunichi (1999-08)OBJECTIVES: Ethical issues have recently been raised regarding the appropriate care of patients in persistent vegetative state (PVS) in Japan. The purpose of our study is to study the attitudes and beliefs of Japanese physicians ...
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 ...