Title
End-of-life decisions and demented patients. What to do if the patients current and past wishes are in conflict with each other?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Law
Publication type
article
Publication
Dordrecht ,
Subject
Law
Source (journal)
European journal of health law. - Dordrecht, 1994, currens
Volume/pages
19(2012) , p. 177-186
ISSN
0929-0273
vabb
c:vabb:329217
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Abstract In this article different approaches are distinguished in order to solve the question of what has to be done if a demented patient behaves in a manner which is found to be inconsistent with his previously expressed wishes. Positions vary, from implementing the advance directive to not implementing the advance directive. The article defends a compromise position by holding that the exact circumstances of each case should be weighed against each other to determine the outcome and to provide an answer to the research question.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/d687d0/79fcd0e614e.pdf
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