TITLE

Prolonging death is no triumph

PUB. DATE
August 2017
SOURCE
Prolonging Death is No Triumph;8/1/2017, pA26
SOURCE TYPE
Primary Source Document
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
Discusses the consequences of using a mechanical device in patients to prolong life. The case of Dr. Barney Clark, who received a mechanical heart at the University of Utah Medical Center; How the US National Institutes of Health are trying to draw up criteria for what kind of device is acceptable therapy; Drawbacks in using a mechanical device, including questions of quality of life for the user.
ACCESSION #
21213259

 

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