Pacemakers and end-of-life decisions.
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Name: JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
Pages: 1858-9; author reply 1859
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21558514
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2011.581
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Instructions issued by a physician pertaining to the institution, continuation, or withdrawal of life support measures. The concept includes policies, laws, statutes, decisions, guidelines, and discussions that may affect the issuance of such orders.
Discussions with patients and/or their representatives about the goals and desired direction of the patient's care, particularly end-of-life care, in the event that the patient is or becomes incompetent to make decisions.
Decisions made by the United States Supreme Court.
Theoretical construct used in applied mathematics to analyze certain situations in which there is an interplay between parties that may have similar, opposed, or mixed interests. In a typical game, decision-making "players," who each have their own goals, try to gain advantage over the other parties by anticipating each other's decisions; the game is finally resolved as a consequence of the players' decisions.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.