- yet many more (80) were willing to. And all of our survey template questions, including each certified question in our Question Bank, are written by professional survey methodologists. To most people, a death without closure is a bad death. P.44 Over the past 25 years, medical literature has emphasized the importance of the principle of autonomy in medical decision making. But it should not be the only alternative.
Although there has been some discussion in the United Kingdom of hospital policy on withholding cardiopulmonary resuscitation from patients who suffer cardiac arrest, no consensus has yet emerged. P.162 The possibility of patients inadvertently misdirecting their doctors by an inadequate appreciation of the circumstances or of the evolution of new treatments led the Association to recommend strongly that advance directives should not be legally binding on doctors, but legal cases in 19 indicated. Discussing Bland:.411 The implications of this judgement are not always recognised. P.1169.when facts portray an active assistant and a passive suicidant, the assistant may be abusive by perpetrating a murder and subsequently disguising the crime as an assisted suicide. If necessary he or she must help the patient to. Not only are various norms of beneficence obligations, but they can be sufficiently strong obligations that they override obligations of non-maleficence.". P.4.drafting attorneys must provide explicitly in all Living Wills for withholding treatment of reversible, secondary conditions when an irreversible, primary condition meets the standard set by the principal for withholding life-sustaining treatment. P.162 Other practical techniques for assisting a person to engage in decision-making include the presentation of information in non-verbal formats: for example, Carson (1993) suggests breaking information down into discrete units and perhaps employing flow charts and diagrams.