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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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Organizational Systems Supporting Good Care and Ethical Practice

Organizational Systems Supporting Good Care and Ethical Practice

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Section 3 Organizational Systems Supporting Good Care and Ethical Practice
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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/9780199974566.003.0004

The quality of end-of-life care, and care for patients facing decisions about life-sustaining treatment relies on organizational systems as well as the knowledge, skills, and integrity of individual health care professionals. Systems for health care delivery should be constructed to deliver results that support the ethical aims of medicine and ethically competent practice by health care professionals. This section identifies the systems that can support the goals and competencies described in these Guidelines.

Keywords:   end-of-life care, patient care, life-sustaining treatment, health care delivery, health care systems, ethics guidelines

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