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Evaluating a patient's request for life-prolonging treatment: an ethical framework
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    When Doing Everything Is Way Too Much
    • Joseph Y Ting, Adjunct associate professor, School of Public Health and Social Work

    To the Editor: It is crucial that hospital staff have ready access to background health care information about patients who come into their care -- including end- of-life care preferences -- that allow better decisions to be made. However, it is important to incorporate the reality that chronically ill and debilitated patients can at best, only achieve a return to the level of health or function they had before they becam...

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