Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ethics in the Emergency Room


It is important to have advanced directives. You family needs to understand what you want after you cannot self-advocate, when you can no longer speak for yourself.

Preparing for the Unexpected—Teaching ER Ethics

Kelly A. Edwards, PhD, and Thomas Robey, MD, PhD
This is a good article on creating a framework for dealing with ethical issues in the ER. 


Speed doesn't negate need for ethics, and for one to take one's time.



Strategy 1: Anticipating and Practicing

Strategy 2: Using Ethical Frameworks for the ED Setting

Strategy 3: Building Scaffolding for ED Ethical Decision Making






LETTING GO

What should medicine do when it can’t save your life?


How about make us comfortable? How about listen to us? How about offering us information about local hospice care, and those volunteers who can help?

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