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dc.creatorWilson, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:15:13Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:15:13Zen
dc.date.created2008-05en
dc.date.issued2008-05en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1136/jme.2007.022681en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics 2008 May; 34(5): 353-356en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=To+what+extent+should+older+patients+be+included+in+decisions+regarding+their+resuscitation+status?&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics+&volume=34&issue=5&date=2008-05&au=Wilson,+Johnen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.2007.022681en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/957525en
dc.description.abstractAs medical technology continues to advance and we develop the expertise to keep people alive in states undreamt of even 20 years ago, there is increasing interest in the ethics of providing, or declining to provide, life-sustaining treatment. One such issue, highly contentious in clinical practice as well as in the media (and, through them, the public), is the use of do-not-attempt-resuscitation orders. The main group of patients affected by these orders is older people. This article explores some of the arguments regarding who should make the decision to implement such an order, with particular reference to older people and the unique issues they face in relation to resuscitation. The author concludes by arguing that official guidelines, while representing an ideal, are not easily applied in a typical acute setting where decisions regarding resuscitation are most commonly made, and makes suggestions as to how they may be implemented more successfully.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:316161en
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectGuidelinesen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectResuscitationen
dc.subjectResuscitation Ordersen
dc.subjectTechnologyen
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care Programs for the Ageden
dc.titleTo What Extent Should Older Patients Be Included in Decisions Regarding Their Resuscitation Status?en
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