AN APPRAISAL OF ETHICAL ISSUES IN END-OF-LIFE CARE

Ekore Rabi Ilemona

Available online Jul 19, 2018.

[ Report ] Volume 23, Issue 4, 2014, Pages 358-366


Abstract

Caring for patients at the end-of-life period could involve a number of situations and incidents that pose moral
dilemma for both the health workers and the patients' family members or loved ones.Some of these issues include
shared decision-making, the right to refuse medical treatment, medical futility, and euthanasia versus assisted
suicide, information disclosure (truth-telling), substitute decision-making, and confidentiality. They may seem
improbable or remote,until one is confronted with them real-time.
Providing good care for dying patients requires that physicians and other members of the health care team be
knowledgeable of ethical issues pertinent to end-of-life care.


Keywords

euthanasia versus assist,

October December 2014

Volume 23 | Issue 4

Page Nos. 358-366

Online since Jul 13, 2018

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