Attitudes of Japanese and Japanese-American physicians towards life-sustaining treatment.

@article{Asai1995AttitudesOJ,
  title={Attitudes of Japanese and Japanese-American physicians towards life-sustaining treatment.},
  author={Atsushi Asai and Shunichi Fukuhara and Bernard Lo},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1995},
  volume={346 8971},
  pages={356-9}
}
Doctors in different countries have different approaches to bioethical problems. We studied how attitudes to life-sustaining treatment for terminally ill patients differ in Japan and the USA by administering a questionnaire to Japanese (136) and Japanese-American (77) physicians. In a series of clinical scenarios the questionnaire asked what life-sustaining interventions the doctors would recommend to a patient with metastatic gastric cancer. Most Japanese physicians would recommend blood… CONTINUE READING
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