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What Should Physicians Do When They Disagree, Clinically and Ethically, with a Surrogate's Wishes?

Overview of attention for article published in The AMA Journal of Ethic, June 2017
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Title
What Should Physicians Do When They Disagree, Clinically and Ethically, with a Surrogate's Wishes?
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The AMA Journal of Ethic, June 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.6.ecas4-1706
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Abstract

When patients' surrogates and physicians disagree about the appropriateness of aggressive treatment in intensive care units (ICUs), physicians can experience surrogates' demands as sources of moral distress. This article addresses the virtues and communication strategies needed to respond appropriately in such situations. Specifically, we offer a framework and language that rely on moral community to facilitate common ground and alleviate moral distress.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 33%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 22%
Student > Postgraduate 1 11%
Researcher 1 11%
Student > Master 1 11%
Other 1 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 11%
Unspecified 1 11%
Social Sciences 1 11%
Other 2 22%