末期病人面臨預立醫囑、生前預囑之現況及與生命自決之倫理議題

方慧芬, 張慧玉, 林佳靜

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Abstract

The Hospice-Palliative Care Act, enacted in Taiwan in 2000, was designed to respect the end of life medical wishes of patients with incurable illnesses, safeguard the rights of these patients, and provide clinical guidelines for healthcare workers responsible to provide end of life care. Self-determination is a core element of human dignity. Advance directive documents include a living will, and durable power of attorney for healthcare. This article reviews current issues and ethical dilemmas with regard to advance directives. Patients, family members, and clinicians may require better education on the Hospice-Palliative Care Act in order to respect more appropriately patient end of life medical care wishes.

Original languageTraditional Chinese
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

Keywords

  • Advance directives
  • End of life
  • Living will
  • Patient self-determination
  • Terminally ill patients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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