TITLE

When should you deactivate implanted cardiac devices?

PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;May2007, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the views of U.S. physicians on when to deactivate implanted cardiac devices among hospice patients. James Kirkpatrick states that there is a lack of national rules that would aid physicians in deciding the existence of implants. Jennifer Ballantine on her study expresses that if such devices prolong the suffering of a patient, interfering the function of the device is needed. Nathan Goldstein states implants should be removed if adverse effects exist.
ACCESSION #
24945906

 

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