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dc.contributor.authorO'NEILL, DESMONDen
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-20T16:06:32Z
dc.date.available2015-01-20T16:06:32Z
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.date.submitted2013en
dc.identifier.citationO'Neill D, Towards Realistic and Flexible Advance Care Planning, Ir Med J, 106, 10, 2013, 293 - 294en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/73029
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThe suffering of the many Irish people who bought houses at the height of the economic boom with variable mortgages is a topical and telling demonstration of the difficulties of planning for the future. What seemed like a good idea in 2006 has become a millstone around many necks, putting huge strains on marriages and family life, and is deservedly a topic of national debate. Signing into a binding written commitment for their financial future has been a bitter experience for this large group of people: how much more painful might it be if they had signed into unhappy binding agreements about their future healthcare? The illusion that the future healthcare can be tightly defined is typified by the case for advance directives, an idea for which enthusiasm has unhappily out-stripped an increasingly critical biomedical literature1. This ranges from their description by the majority of ICU staff in one US study as ‘useless’ to clear problems which arise when advance directives are patently in conflict with the patient’s best interestsen
dc.format.extent293en
dc.format.extent294en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIr Med Jen
dc.relation.ispartofseries106en
dc.relation.ispartofseries10en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectCare planningen
dc.titleTowards Realistic and Flexible Advance Care Planningen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/doneillen
dc.identifier.rssinternalid90248en
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDThemeAgeingen
dc.subject.TCDThemeNeuroscienceen
dc.subject.TCDTagArts and Humanities and Healthcareen
dc.subject.TCDTagBiomedical Ethicsen
dc.subject.TCDTagMedical Humanitiesen
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.imj.ie//ViewArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=13066en


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