The difficult decision to forgo (withhold or withdraw) life-sustainingtreatment has received extensive commentary.
Little attention has been paid to how physicians do, and should, care for dying patients once this decision is made.
This study describes the characteristics of patients who forgo treatment, determines the range and sequential process of forgoing treatment, and suggests ethical and public policy implications.
The charts of all patients who died at the University of Minnesota Hospital during a 2-month period were reviewed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation, Traitement, Homme, Ethique, Prise décision, Législation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resuscitation, Treatment, Human, Ethics, Decision making, Legislation, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0395539
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.