Value judgements in the decision-making process for the elderly patient.

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The question of whether old age should or should not play a role in medical decision-making for the elderly patient is regularly debated in ethics and medicine. In this paper we investigate exactly how age influences the decision-making process. To explore the normative argumentation in the decisions regarding an elderly patient we make use of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/jme.2008.025247

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