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The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of LifeRevised and Expanded Second Edition$
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Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199974566

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.001.0001

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Communication and Collaboration with Patients with Disabilities

Communication and Collaboration with Patients with Disabilities

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(p.139) Section 2 Communication and Collaboration with Patients with Disabilities
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The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life
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Nancy Berlinger

Bruce Jennings

Susan M. Wolf

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0013

This section discusses several scenarios in which a patient's disability may be relevant to communications with health care professionals, the evaluation of decision-making capacity, or the process of decision-making. It also addresses communication and collaboration with patients who are making initial decisions about their use of life-sustaining technology in the context of recent disability.

Keywords:   end-of-life care, patient care, patient communication, patient disability, life-sustaining treatment

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