Advance directives

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Abstract

Different types of advance directives invite varying interpretation from emergency care professionals. As informed consent of a patient is not always possible to procure in emergency situations, advance directives can provide useful guidelines for clinicians' decision-making processes regarding individual patient care. Specifically communicated instructions establish a course of aggressive or nonaggressive treatment, while general wishes leave the emergency department physician to assume an innate understanding of individual patients while undertaking an active role in decision-making for that patient's care. This article explores the relationship between advance care directives and the emergency department.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-526
Number of pages8
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

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Advance Directives
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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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Advance directives. / Sanders, Arthur B.

In: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, Vol. 17, No. 2, 1999, p. 519-526.

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