ERIC Number: EJ519430
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Decision Making, Responsibility, and Advocacy in Geriatric Medicine: Physician Dilemmas with Elderly in the Community.
Kaufman, Sharon R.
Gerontologist, v35 n4 p481-88 Aug 1995
Explores nature of physician decision making in the case of elderly who reside in the community. Interviews with 40 physicians revealed 3 dilemma sources: (1) how much to intervene in patients' lives to reduce risk; (2) structural, moral, and medical limits to patient advocacy; and (3) assessing vulnerability and quality of life when pondering placement. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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