Perhaps quality of life should not be used as a trigger for discussing resuscitation and advance care plans.

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Summary of "Perhaps quality of life should not be used as a trigger for discussing resuscitation and advance care plans."

As a subjective measure, quality of life should not be used as a trigger for discussing resuscitation, goals of care or advanced care plans. Limitations and challenges in measurement and assessment of quality of life have been recognised. It is a fluid construct and subject to changes and response shifts. Surrogate quality of life estimations may misrepresent individual worth and self-perceived quality of life. Disagreement over quality of life statements may cause harm.


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Name: Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA
ISSN: 1742-6723


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