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Decisions

Susan P. Shapiro

in Speaking for the Dying: Life-and-Death Decisions in Intensive Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226615608
eISBN:
9780226615882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226615882.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

More than half of the ICU patients faced decisions, often more than once, about five different kinds of medical interventions or goals of care. Ranging from heroic measures to comfort care, decision ... More


Selection and preparation of patients for surgical palliation

Alexander Ng and Alexandra M. Easson

in Surgical Palliative Care

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510000
eISBN:
9780191730184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510000.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the selection and preparation methods medical practitioners use to determine which patients will benefit from surgical palliation. Palliative surgery is defined as the ... More


Finale

Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

in Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635248
eISBN:
9781469635255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

The evidence suggests that medical care for frail, old people should be interdisciplinary, coordinated, and accessible. Analysis of the current system suggests it should begin with comprehensive ... More


Overview and introduction to advance care planning

Keri Thomas

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198802136
eISBN:
9780191840548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802136.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter provides an introduction to advance care planning (ACP) and an introductory overview of the book. It affirms the importance of ACP, the strong evidence base and experience in practice. ... More


Advance care planning in Canada

Doris Barwich, John You, Jessica Simon, Louise Hanvey, and Cari Hoffman

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198802136
eISBN:
9780191840548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802136.003.0019
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter describes how advance care planning (ACP) is being implemented in Canada. It highlights the use of an organizing National Framework for Advance Care Planning and a recent conceptual ... More


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