End-of-life care

legal and ethical considerations.

Mary O'Keefe, Kate Crawford

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To prepare the oncology nurse, under the Patient Self-Determination Act, to analyze and discuss legal and ethical issues that may arise in the clinical area when end-of-life decisions are made. DATA SOURCES: Nursing textbooks, scholarly articles, court cases, and internet publications. CONCLUSIONS: The dying patient has the right to die with dignity, respect, and the right treatment choices. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Nurses need to understand how to implement the Patient Self-Determination Act regarding living wills, do not resuscitate orders, euthanasia, and whether or not to use feeding tubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Oncology Nursing
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2002
Externally publishedYes

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End-of-life care : legal and ethical considerations. / O'Keefe, Mary; Crawford, Kate.

In: Seminars in Oncology Nursing, Vol. 18, No. 2, 05.2002, p. 143-148.

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O'Keefe, Mary ; Crawford, Kate. / End-of-life care : legal and ethical considerations. In: Seminars in Oncology Nursing. 2002 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 143-148.
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