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Recent thinking about end of life issues

Publication year
2006
Author(s)
Hale, C.
Pages
605-17
Volume
20
Number
4

Frequently, ethical dilemmas for clinicians in ICU focus on the conflict between the sanctity of life principle and other important ethical principles, such as patient autonomy or quality of life. Therefore, this chapter seeks to reveal the ethical tension between the sanctity of life and other competing ethical obligations, clearly outlining how the law in reality is making decisions and what a clinician’s duties are in end of life issues.

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