Other Free Encyclopedias » Medicine Encyclopedia » Aging Healthy - Part 4

Refusing and Withdrawing Medical Treatment - Historical Background, The Ethics Of Refusing And Withdrawing Treatment, Summary

ethical decisions interventions patient’s

Decisions to withhold or withdraw medical treatment are now commonplace, and both legal and ethical support for such decisions is well established. Even in the case of medical interventions necessary to sustain a patient’s life, it is generally acknowledged that ethical and legal backing exists for decisions to forgo treatment and allow a patient to die. At the same time that law and ethics have sought to protect the patient’s or surrogate’s refusal of medically beneficial interventions, patient and family requests for nonbeneficial treatments have generally not been recognized by ethical standards of the professions, health care institutions, or the courts.

Rehabilitation - Assessment, Intervention, Stroke Rehabilitation, Hip Fracture Rehabilitation [next] [back] Reality Orientation - Treatment Approach, Use With Individuals With Dementia, Empirical Evidence

User Comments

The following comments are not guaranteed to be that of a trained medical professional. Please consult your physician for advice.

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or