Nurse participation in decisions regarding limitation of treatment.

@article{Donovan1992NursePI,
  title={Nurse participation in decisions regarding limitation of treatment.},
  author={Christine T. Donovan},
  journal={The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={65},
  pages={131 - 136}
}
A vast literature exists on the ethical aspects of decisions to limit life-sustaining treatments, and much of it deals with the way decisions ought to be made. Little is known, however, about how decisions are made in actual clinical practice. Empirical studies have not investigated the decision-making process directly and, with one exception, have only focused on physician practices. Through the use of a case, this paper examines the nature of hospital cancer nurses' involvement in the… CONTINUE READING

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