Manitoba physicians consider DNR guidelines
- Gaps in doctors' knowledge. // British Journal of Nursing;6/27/2002, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p796
Reports on the finding that there are gaps in the knowledge and understanding of basic life-supporting care of recently-qualified doctors. Recommendation of an overhaul of training; Percentage of doctors who failed to answer a question on how to deal with someone who was unconscious.
- From the Editors' Desk: Decisions, Decisions. Feldman, Mitchell D.; Kravitz, Richard L. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Apr2011, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p353
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses various reports published within the April 1, 2011 issue including one on clinical decision-making, one on extent to which practicing doctors in Geneva, Switzerland, use disease prevalence when interprets a positive test...
- Direct mail improves knowledge of basic life support guidelines in general practice: a randomised study. Secher, Niels; Marie Mikkelsen, Mette; Adelborg, Kasper; Mikkelsen, Ronni; Lerkevang Grove, Erik; Mørch Rubak, Jens; Vedsted, Peter; Løfgren, Bo // Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation & Emergency Medici;2012, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p72
Background: Implementation of new guidelines into clinical practice is often incomplete. Direct mail is a simple way of providing information to physicians and may improve implementation of new guidelines on basic life support (BLS). The aim of this study was to describe knowledge of the most...
- The illusion of autonomy at the end of life: Unconsented... Peters Jr., Philip G. // UCLA Law Review;Feb98, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p673
Concludes that a physician who wrongfully administers life-sustaining care over the objections of the patient or her proxy should be liable for compensatory damages. Data about the physician behavior; Discussion on wether compensatory damages should be awarded to patients who are kept alive...
- Letting patients die. Mattera, Marianne Dekker // RN;Jul91, Vol. 54 Issue 7, p7
Comments on the difficulty facing nurses and families of dying patients to let go of the life support systems of the patient. Implications of the decision of some doctors and nurses to follow medical protocol when caring for dying patients; Importance for nurses to question doctor's orders.
- EMS standing orders. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p757
A definition of the term "EMS standing orders," which refers to instructions preapproved by the medical advisory committee directing emergency medical service (EMS) crews to perform specific advanced life support measures before contacting a medical control physician, is presented.
- Physician beliefs and practice regarding end-of-life care in India. Barnett, V. Theodore; Aurora, V. K. // Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine;Jul-Sep2008, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p109
Background and Aims: Physician beliefs and practices largely determine the withdrawal of life support in intensive care units. No information exists regarding beliefs regarding the withdrawal of life support among physicians in India. Materials and Methods: We performed a questionnaire at the...
- Factors affecting physicians' decisions to forgo life-sustaining treatments in terminal care. Hinkka, H; Kosunen, E.; Metsanoja, R.; Lammi, U-K.; Kellokumpu-Lehtinen, P. // Journal of Medical Ethics;Apr2002, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p109
Objectives: Treatment decisions in ethically complex situations are known to depend on a physician's personal characteristics and medical experience. We sought to study variability in decisions to withdraw or withhold specific life-supporting treatments in terminal care and to evaluate the...
- The Road to Euthanasia. Carton, Robert W. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;4/25/90, Vol. 263 Issue 16, p2221
Discusses factors to be considered by doctors in euthanasia. Termination of life support; Definition of death; Physicians' attitudes toward the care of terminally ill patients; Society's perception of euthanasia; Standards of behavior; Medical ethics.