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Titolo:
Decisions at the end of life
Autore:
Balint, JA;
Indirizzi:
Albany Med Coll, Ctr Med Eth Educ & Res, Albany, NY 12208 USA Albany Med Coll Albany NY USA 12208 Eth Educ & Res, Albany, NY 12208 USA Albany Med Coll, Dept Med, Albany, NY 12208 USA Albany Med Coll Albany NYUSA 12208 Coll, Dept Med, Albany, NY 12208 USA
Titolo Testata:
CROATIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
fascicolo: 2, volume: 41, anno: 2000,
pagine: 144 - 149
SICI:
0353-9504(200006)41:2<144:DATEOL>2.0.ZU;2-C
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE; NETHERLANDS; EUTHANASIA; DEATH;
Keywords:
attitude to death; death, assisted; death with dignity; euthanasia; life support care; Oregon; physician-assisted suicide; right to die; suicide, assisted; terminal care;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Balint, JA Albany Med Coll, Ctr Med Eth Educ & Res, 47 New Scotland Ave,Mail Code 153, Albany, NY 12208 USA Albany Med Coll 47 New Scotland Ave,Mail Code 153 Albany NY USA 12208
Citazione:
J.A. Balint, "Decisions at the end of life", CROAT MED J, 41(2), 2000, pp. 144-149

Abstract

This paper presents a system for making decisions at the end of life. It emphasizes the role of patient autonomy and the importance of patient and family participation with the physician in decision-making. Definitions are presented for the terms: terminal illness, withholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatment, physician assisted suicide and euthanasia. Three cases are briefly described to illustrate the application of the decision-making system. A detailed discussion is then presented of the divergent views expressed by different authors about the moral differences or similarities between forgoing life sustaining treatment and physician assistance in dying. It is concluded that the view that these two actions are fundamentally different, as supported by the United States Supreme Court, in 1997, is the correct one. Physician assisted suicide (PAS) remains a controversial issue. Physicians and societies in individual countries must work out their own approaches to PAS. However, forgoing invasive or intensive life support in terminally ill patients consistent with their wishes is considered appropriate.

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