Surrounding the terri schiavo case withholding and withdrawal of life support rarely presents any moral dilemmas 2 given this we o ught to turn our attention to how end of life care is done rather than whether it ought to be done 3 a caring perspective is an essential ingredient in end of life care. In the preface to this treatise the author indicates that it is designed so that it can be read with some effort by a person who is expert in neither medicine nor philosophy it is a worthwhile expenditure of effort for the text is a well organized thoughtful and logical discussion of a. Withholding and withdrawing life support in critical care settings ethical issues concerning consent e that outline the goals of life support or an approach to decision making about life support in the critical and moral guidelines for the inititaion continuation and withdrawal of intensive care chest 1990 97 . Ethics of withdrawal of life support system case studies on decision making in intensive care by dn walton westport connecticut greenwood press 1983 257 p. Ethics of withdrawal of life support systems case studies on decision making in intensive care douglas n walton praeger 1987 medical 257 pages 0 reviews a well organized thoughtful and logical discussion of a difficult ethical issue frequently encountered by clinicians
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