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Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care$
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Keri Thomas and Ben Lobo

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199561636

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561636.001.0001

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Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment (ADRT)

Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment (ADRT)

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(p.101) Chapter 9 Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment (ADRT)
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Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care
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Ben Lobo

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561636.003.0009

People might make a variety of advance decisions that might apply to a range of issues about their health, welfare, finances, or other personal matters. This chapter concentrates on the advance refusal of treatment. It provides background to advance decisions and care planning for end of life, looking also at the context of English law, society, and culture. It looks at related topics such as Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment (ADRT) and children, decisions relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and assisted suicide. Lastly, it looks forward to raising public and professional awareness, education, and professional development. The discussion also notes that people in England and Wales now have a legal right to refuse even life sustaining treatment.

Keywords:   refusal of treatment, assisted suicide, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, end of life, England, Wales

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