The Use of Advance Directives in the Context of Limited Resources for Healthcare

@inproceedings{Horn2014TheUO,
  title={The Use of Advance Directives in the Context of Limited Resources for Healthcare},
  author={Ruth Van Horn and Ruud ter Meulen},
  year={2014}
}
Health and social care systems in the developed world are facing increasing concerns about the medicalization of dying. There are concerns not only that the costs of end-of-life medical care may become unsustainable but also that unbridled application of medical technology may lead to inappropriate end-of-life care. Older people in particular have an increased risk of dying in highly technical medical surroundings. Since the mid-1990s, the question has been raised whether the use of advance… CONTINUE READING