Pacemaker and defibrillator deactivation in competent hospice patients: an ethical consideration.

@article{Ballentine2005PacemakerAD,
  title={Pacemaker and defibrillator deactivation in competent hospice patients: an ethical consideration.},
  author={Jennifer M Ballentine},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={14-9}
}
The Denver Community Bioethics Committee (DCBC) is an independent, community-based group that undertakes ethics consultations for any individual or organization. Its members include adult protection professionals, physicians, elder-law attorneys, chaplains, nurses, social workers, and lay persons. In its 11-year history, the Committee has heard numerous cases concerning end-of-life care, futile treatment, and patients' rights. In 2003, a Colorado hospice provider asked the DCBC for assistance… CONTINUE READING

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