Decisionmaking at the end of life: patients with Alzheimer's and other dementias

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Law
Department Law
Creator Francis, Leslie
Title Decisionmaking at the end of life: patients with Alzheimer's and other dementias
Date 2002
Description Patients with dementia present difficult issues for health-care decisionmaking. This article addresses the moral and legal issues posed by end of life decisionmaking for such patients. In general, the ethical goals of care are to assure that patients' choices are respected and that patients' best interests are protected. These goals may not always recommend the same decisions about care, however, and there is controversy about how they should be balanced when they conflict. In addition, the law may not always further these goals, nor be as helpful as it could be in resolving conflicts between them.
Type Text
Publisher Georgia Law Review
First Page 539
Last Page 592
Subject Incompetence; Precedent economy
Subject LCSH Medical care -- Decision making; Terminal care; Alzheimer's disease -- Patients; Dimentia -- Patients
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Francis, L. P. (2002). Decisionmaking at the end of life: patients with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Georgia Law Review, 35, 539-92.
Rights Management (c)Georgia Law Review
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 705619
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6j96qt9
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