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Ethically problematic treatment decisions: a physician survey.

Authors
  • Saarni, Samuli I
  • Parmanne, Piitu
  • Halila, Ritva
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bioethics
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2008
Volume
22
Issue
2
Pages
121–129
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2007.00608.x
PMID: 18251772
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In general, young physicians felt pressured to do too much, whereas older physicians felt they could not do enough due to inadequate resources. Older physicians might be less exposed to ethically problematic situations, be more able to handle them or have lower ethical sensitivity. Young physicians could benefit from support in resisting pressure to perform unnecessary treatments, whereas older physicians might benefit from training in recognizing ethical issues.

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