Jewish ethical guidelines for resuscitation and artificial nutrition and hydration of the dying elderly.

Abstract

The bioethical issues confronting the Jewish chaplain in a long-term care facility are critical, particularly as life-support systems become more sophisticated and advance directives become more commonplace. May an elderly competent patient refuse CPR in advance if it is perceived as a life-prolonging measure? May a physician withhold CPR or artificial… (More)

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@article{Schostak1994JewishEG, title={Jewish ethical guidelines for resuscitation and artificial nutrition and hydration of the dying elderly.}, author={R Z Schostak}, journal={Journal of medical ethics}, year={1994}, volume={20 2}, pages={93-100} }