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Treatment limitation decisions under uncertainty: the value of subsequent euthanasia.

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This paper examines how decisions to limit treatment to critically ill patients under uncertainty can be made rationally. Expected utility theory offers one way of making rational decisions under uncertainty. One problem with using this approach is that we may not know the value of each option. One rational course open is to treat until further information becomes available. However, treatment can limit the range of options open. With treatment, a patient may recover such that he no longer re...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Journal:
Bioethics
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Pages:
49-73
Publication date:
1994-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-8519
ISSN:
0269-9702
URN:
uuid:d2acb6ff-4546-40d3-8ab0-327687d49066
Source identifiers:
192494
Local pid:
pubs:192494

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