The Use of Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders When Considering the Inactivation of Implantable Cardioverter-Defribrillators in Terminal Patients
Bramstedt, Katrina A.
Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports 2001 March; 22: 175-176
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Conelius, Jaclyn (2010-05)The purpose of this literature review is to describe the severity of and susceptibility for negative outcomes in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) who lack advanced directives.
Advance Directives and Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Patients With Cancer With Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression: Advanced Care Planning Implications Guo, Ying; Palmer, J Lynn; Bianty, Josephine; Konzen, Benedict; Shin, Ki; Bruera, Eduardo (2010-05)OBJECTIVES: Communication about end-of-life decisions is crucial. Although patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) have a median survival time of 3 to 6 months, few data are available concerning the presence ...