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"I don't need my patients' opinion to withdraw treatment": patient preferences at the end-of-life and physician attitudes towards advance directives in England and France.

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This paper presents the results of a qualitative interview study exploring English and French physicians' moral perspectives and attitudes towards end-of-life decisions when patients lack capacity to make decisions for themselves. The paper aims to examine the importance physicians from different contexts accord to patient preferences and to explore the (potential) role of advance directives (ADs) in each context. The interviews focus on (1) problems that emerge when deciding to withdraw/-hol...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s11019-014-9558-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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ADVANCED— FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF-254825
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Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Medicine, health care, and philosophy Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
3
Pages:
425-435
Publication date:
2014-08-05
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EISSN:
1572-8633
ISSN:
1386-7423
URN:
uuid:ec4d8f81-9b08-426a-8a7a-0f9074cc9534
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459146
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pubs:459146

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