Deactivation of an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in a Dying Patient
Irish Medical Journal 2006 May; 100(1): 155-156
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The Ethical and Legal Implications of Deactivating an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in a Patient With Terminal Cancer England, Ruth; England, Tim; Coggon, John (2007-09)In this paper, the ethical and legal issues raised by the deactivation of implantable cardioverter- defibrillators (ICDs) in patients with terminal cancer is considered. It is argued that the ICD cannot be well described ...