Doctors should avoid making assumptions about patients’ choices at the end of life

Title: Doctors should avoid making assumptions about patients’ choices at the end of life

Source: British Medical Journal

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: May 2010

Publication Type: Article

In a nutshell: The General Medical Council has issued comprehensive new guidance for doctors on end of life care, including advice on how to decide whether to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and when to withhold or withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration.

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