Terminally ill patients and Jehovah's Witnesses: teaching acceptance of patients' refusals of vital treatments.

@article{Elger2002TerminallyIP,
  title={Terminally ill patients and Jehovah's Witnesses: teaching acceptance of patients' refusals of vital treatments.},
  author={Bernice Simone Elger and Timothy W Harding},
  journal={Medical education},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={479-88}
}
OBJECTIVES To find out whether and how the teaching of medical ethics can influence attitudes on accepting treatment refusals. SETTING AND DESIGN Anonymous questionnaires were distributed to 4 groups of students at the University of Geneva who had participated (P) or not (nP) in teaching modules on medical law and ethics. One vignette described a terminally ill patient refusing mechanical ventilation, another a Jehovah's Witness refusing a life-saving blood transfusion. PARTICIPANTS 127… CONTINUE READING

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