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Paramedics' experiences of end-of-life care decision making with regard to nursing home residents: an exploration of influential issues and factors
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    POLST CAn Help Paramedics with End-of-Life Dilemmas
    • Arthur R. Derse, Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
    • Other Contributors:
      • Terri A. Schmidt and Susan W. Tolle

    Murphy-Jones and Timmons described paramedics' experiences of end-of- life decision making with regard to nursing home residents, including the challenges faced by paramedics when patients lacked decision making capacity and the resultant stress from uncertainty about appropriate treatments. [1] Among the solutions suggested, an essential, straightforward and well-tested tool for the perplexed paramedic was not available...

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