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Advance directives, current legal and ethical issues.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9873298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The current legal position from which an advance directive operates is clarified. The practicalities of advance directives are considered and the issues concerning enalties explored. The patient's capacity to refuse treatment is discussed in relation to the issue of consent. Situations concerning cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, pregnancy and accident and emergency are explored.
G Brooks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing in critical care     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1362-1017     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Crit Care     Publication Date:    1997 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-11     Completed Date:  1999-02-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808649     Medline TA:  Nurs Crit Care     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-8     Citation Subset:  E; N    
Adult Intensive Care Unit, Southmead Hospital, Bristol.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents / legislation & jurisprudence
Advance Directives / legislation & jurisprudence*
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Ethics, Nursing*
Great Britain
Informed Consent / legislation & jurisprudence
Mental Competency / legislation & jurisprudence
Patient Advocacy / legislation & jurisprudence*

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