TITLE

When the patient wants to go home to die

PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Oct2010, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p113
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the case where patients desire to return home to face death. Associate professor Joseph A. Carrese at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine believes that it is common for patients to choose to be with their loved ones at home than being in intensive care units. Falcons Landing Air Force Retired Officers Community chaplain J. Vincent Guss Jr. says that the main principles around end-of-life decision-making are autonomy, non-maleficence, and beneficence.
ACCESSION #
54230661

 

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