Issues surrounding end-of-life decision-making

Vickram Tejwani, Yi Fan Wu, Sabrina Serrano, Luis Segura, Michael Bannon, Qi Qian

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Abstract

End-of-life decision-making is a complex process that can be extremely challenging. We describe a 42-year-old woman in an irreversible coma without an advance directive. The case serves to illustrate the complications that can occur in end-of-life decision-making and challenges in resolving difficult futility disputes. We review the role of advance directives in planning end-of-life care, the responsibility and historical performance of patient surrogates, the genesis of futility disputes, and approaches to resolving disputes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)771-775
Number of pages5
JournalPatient Preference and Adherence
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Dissent and Disputes
Medical Futility
Advance Directives
Decision Making
decision making
Brain Death
Terminal Care
responsibility
planning
performance

Keywords

  • Advance directive
  • Conflict resolution
  • End-of-life care
  • Futility dispute
  • Surrogate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy

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Tejwani, V., Wu, Y. F., Serrano, S., Segura, L., Bannon, M., & Qian, Q. (2013). Issues surrounding end-of-life decision-making. Patient Preference and Adherence, 7, 771-775. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S48135

Issues surrounding end-of-life decision-making. / Tejwani, Vickram; Wu, Yi Fan; Serrano, Sabrina; Segura, Luis; Bannon, Michael; Qian, Qi.

In: Patient Preference and Adherence, Vol. 7, 01.01.2013, p. 771-775.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Tejwani, V, Wu, YF, Serrano, S, Segura, L, Bannon, M & Qian, Q 2013, 'Issues surrounding end-of-life decision-making', Patient Preference and Adherence, vol. 7, pp. 771-775. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S48135
Tejwani, Vickram ; Wu, Yi Fan ; Serrano, Sabrina ; Segura, Luis ; Bannon, Michael ; Qian, Qi. / Issues surrounding end-of-life decision-making. In: Patient Preference and Adherence. 2013 ; Vol. 7. pp. 771-775.
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