Fidelity, Wisdom, and Love
- Keeping an ethical perspective on end-of-life issues. Garavaglia, Brian // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Oct2006, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p62
The article offers advice for long-term care professionals on maintaining an ethical perspective on end-of-life issues. The ethical principles that should be observed by professionals include autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence and justice. Professionals play an important role in assisting and...
- Clarity and Family Cohesiveness in End-of-Life Decision-Making. Myers, Roslyn K. // Victimization of the Elderly & Disabled;Jan/Feb2015, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p65
The article describes the case of the advance directive left by the late radio host Casey Kasem to daughter Kerri as temporary conservator. It is noted that second wife Jean had contested the stipulation for refusal of life-sustaining procedures with the Los Angeles County Superior Court at the...
- A graveside promise to improve care for the dying. Christopher, Myra J. // Aging Today;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p11
The article focuses on improving medical care for the dying people. An important component of improving care is advance care planning. New clinical models are also emerging for those with serious advanced illness, but transforming the way society handles such illness will take time and effort....
- END OF LIFE DECISIONS: DIFFERENCES BETEEN HISPANICS AND NONHISPANIC WHITES. Romero, L. J.; Bennahum, D. A.; Sassaman, F. M.; Lindema, R. D. // Gerontologist;Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p263
The recently completed New Mexico Survey of Health in Elderly Hispanics provides useful information concerning advance care planning and attitudes towards life sustaining measures between elderly Hispanics (n=414) and non- Hispanic Whites (n=469). One aspect of this comprehensive study is to...
- Advance advance directives. Spence, Des // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;11/5/2011, Vol. 343 Issue 7830, p962
The author comments on the importance of making the advance directives, legally binding documents that set out the level of medical intervention that patients want, a part of the quality and outcomes framework in medical care.
- A step too far. Twycross, Robert G. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;8/11/2012, Vol. 345 Issue 7869, p31
A letter is presented which states that when death is inevitable doctors should move from life sustaining treatments to more appropriate and ethical comfort care.
- Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care. Scullion, Jane E. // Nursing Older People;Sep2011, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p8
The article reviews the book "Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care," edited by Keri Thomas and Ben Lobo.
- The Legal Myths and Realities of End-of-Life Care. // American Family Physician;5/1/2001, Vol. 63 Issue 9, p1847
Discusses research on the myths and realities of end-of-life care. Reference to a study led by A. Meisel which appeared in the November 15, 2000 issue of the `Journal of American Medical Association'; Inability of physicians to withhold life-sustaining treatment for incapacitated patients;...
- The Medical Directive. Nobel, Susan; Ahronheim, Judith C. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;2/23/90, Vol. 263 Issue 8, p1069
Comments on an article, previously published in the 'Journal of American Medical Association,' concerning the proposed medical directive that attempts to combine all aspects of terminal care in a single document in the United States.