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Are "Ethics Guidelines" helpful in taking critical treatment decisions? A comparative casuistic analysis of German, British, and Swiss Guidelines regarding Palliative Care

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Definition of the problem: Decisions concerning treatment limitation and Palliative Care are often complex and accompanied by ethical problems. The crucial question is analyzed as to how helpful existing "Ethics Guidelines" actually are in clinical practice that should offer ethical orientation for decisions about treatment limitation and Palliative Care. The question of what benefit "Ethics Guidelines" give or can give when trying to take a decision, is analyzed in an exemplary way by taking...

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10.1007/s00481-005-0378-6

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Bartels, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Reiter-Theil, S More by this author
Journal:
Ethik in der Medizin
Volume:
17
Issue:
3
Pages:
191-205
Publication date:
2005-09-05
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ISSN:
0935-7335
URN:
uuid:d58873e2-bcfa-4494-b57b-0b8956f40fa8
Source identifiers:
163017
Local pid:
pubs:163017

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