Unformatted text preview: when the treatment no longer offers benefit to the patient (futile). What is the difference between withdrawing and withholding treatment? Where/why do problems arise? We are reluctant to talk about death. Doctors don’t want to talk to their patients about it. Most people even those who have a living will or a durable power of attorney have not clearly communicated their feelings and wishes to their physicians or to their relatives. These discussions should happen and they need to occur before the person becomes terminally ill. Unfortunately, usually they don’t. What happens when everything goes wrong? Terri Schiavo Palliative vs curative treatment Hospice Euthanasia vs Physician Assisted Suicide Oregon Death with Dignity Act 1994, Washington 2008, Dignitas Concept of a good or decent death...
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2011 for the course BCC 6151 taught by Professor Averbuch during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '11