Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for palliative care patients: a discussion of ethical issues

Willard, Carole
July 2000
Palliative Medicine;Jul2000, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p308
Academic Journal
Looks at the ethical issues surrounding the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for palliative care patients in the hospital setting. Reasons for the appropriateness of CPR in palliative treatment; Lack of discussion among health professionals about the appropriateness of CPR; Confusion between 'normal' death and cardiorespiratory arrest.


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