Advance directives in emergency medicine: medical, legal, and ethical implications.

  • D A Siner
  • Published 1989 in Annals of emergency medicine

Abstract

Emergency physicians often encounter clinical situations in which medical resuscitation may not coincide with patient expectations. These situations present complicated medical, legal, and ethical dilemmas. The history of the patient's right to refuse treatment as it applies to resuscitative medical care is reviewed. Medical recognition of patient autonomy… (More)

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@article{Siner1989AdvanceDI, title={Advance directives in emergency medicine: medical, legal, and ethical implications.}, author={D A Siner}, journal={Annals of emergency medicine}, year={1989}, volume={18 12}, pages={1364-9} }