Life-sustaining treatments: what doctors do, what they want for themselves and what elderly persons want.

In view of the current social dilemmas regarding the use of life-sustaining treatments (LST) at the end of life, the purpose of the study was to reveal sources of interpersonal and intrapersonal conflict among the most involved parties, in a society where open doctor-patient communication about end-of-life treatment is rare. Two comparative analyses were… CONTINUE READING