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Medical decision-making of the patient in the context of the family: results of a survey

Schäfer, Christof, Putnik, Kurt, Dietl, Barbara, Leiberich, Peter, Loew, Thomas H. and Kölbl, Oliver (2006) Medical decision-making of the patient in the context of the family: results of a survey. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 14 (9), pp. 952-959.

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GOALS OF THE STUDY: From the perspective of patient autonomy, the family is often looked upon as a troublemaker in medical decision-making. The question remains open as to whether it is possible to do justice to the autonomy of the individual patient and to the claims of his family at the same time. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A clinical study was undertaken when both patients and dependents were ...


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Item type:Article
Date:September 2006
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Strahlentherapie
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16465526PubMed ID
Keywords:Family; Clinical ethics; Radio-oncology; Autonomy; Medical decision-making; Values; End of life decisions
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:1977
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