Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients' perspectives on use of mechanical ventilation.

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Thirteen persons diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis were interviewed to determine the factors involved in making a decision whether to use mechanical ventilatory support. All study participants believed that they alone should make the decision regarding use of mechanical ventilation. The factors they considered to be of most importance were… (More)

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@article{Young1994AmyotrophicLS, title={Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients' perspectives on use of mechanical ventilation.}, author={J. M. Young and Cheryl Marshall and E. J. Anderson}, journal={Health & social work}, year={1994}, volume={19 4}, pages={253-60} }