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ERIC Number: EJ819721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Caring at the End of Life
Olson, Sandy
Exceptional Parent, v38 n11 p44-46 Nov 2008
Dying and death have become more and more complicated for everyone. Technology and the patient autonomy movement have come together to create a host of possible end of life treatment dilemmas. The introduction of advance directives in medical decision-making has raised further issues about projecting treatment wishes into future, unknowable situations. In addition, advance planning with adults who have intellectual disabilities raises additional ethical questions. In this article, the author shares some findings from a research study that she conducted on end of life decision-making and adults with intellectual disabilities. For this study, she talked with adults with intellectual disabilities and with family members of adults with intellectual disabilities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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