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Titolo:
Defining and delineating a duty to prognosticate
Autore:
Rich, BA;
Indirizzi:
Univ Calif Davis, Med Ctr, Sacramento, CA 95817 USA Univ Calif Davis Sacramento CA USA 95817 ed Ctr, Sacramento, CA 95817 USA
Titolo Testata:
THEORETICAL MEDICINE AND BIOETHICS
fascicolo: 3, volume: 22, anno: 2001,
pagine: 177 - 192
SICI:
1386-7415(200106)22:3<177:DADADT>2.0.ZU;2-6
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ILL PATIENTS; CARE; PAIN; PHYSICIANS;
Keywords:
advance directives; curative model; informed consent; medical futility; palliative model; prognostication; self-fulfilling prophecy;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
33
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Rich, BA Univ Calif Davis, Med Ctr, 4150 V St,Suite 2400, Sacramento, CA 95817 USA Univ Calif Davis 4150 V St,Suite 2400 Sacramento CA USA 95817 USA
Citazione:
B.A. Rich, "Defining and delineating a duty to prognosticate", THEOR MED B, 22(3), 2001, pp. 177-192

Abstract

Prognostication, the process of formulating and communicating a prognosis,is no longer considered by most physicians to be an essential task in caring for patients with serious illness. Because of this fact, it is not surprising to find that when physicians attempt to engage in prognostication, they do it poorly. What may be surprising to those outside the medical community is the extent to which professional norms have developed which activelydiscourage physicians from engaging in prognostication. This article explores the causes of this state of affairs and the justifications offered for it. The conclusion is reached that physicians have a professional responsibility to competently engage in prognostication based upon the doctrine of informed consent, and that a failure or refusal to do so has not only potential legal ramifications, but serious negative implications for many of the core issues in bioethics, such as the use of advance directives, palliativemedicine, and medical futility.

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