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Dispute between the family of the very seriously ill patient and the doctors.

Authors
  • Samuels, Alec1
  • 1 Medico Legal Society, London, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Medico-legal journal
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2020
Volume
88
Issue
1_suppl
Pages
22–25
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0025817220923669
PMID: 32437237
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The decided cases on disputes between the doctor and the family of the patient. A consideration of the relevant factors, such as the prognosis, the quality of life, the wishes of the patient, the tolerability of the patient, futility, dignity. Discussion of possible alternatives, such as wait and see. Ultimately the best interests of the patient must prevail.

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