heroic measures

heroic measures

In medical practice, the undertaking of a procedure or therapy in an attempt to save or sustain the life of a patient with life-threatening injuries or illness.
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If by chance our Amphitryon changes his mind and receives only Porthos and myself, why, then, we must resort to heroic measures and each give two strokes instead of one.
This theory, so far as I can see, solves the problems of introspective knowledge, without requiring heroic measures such as those proposed by Knight Dunlap, whose views we discussed in Lecture VI.
It drives the frail flesh of weak women to deeds of heroic measure.
A very different novel is Heroic Measures, by Jo-Ann Power (Wild Rose Press: 2013).
This facility will join ReproTech's Minnesota and Florida facilities as the only reproductive tissue storage centers in the country that have taken such heroic measures to protect client tissues from natural disasters.
WHEN AGGRESSIVE TREATMENTS and heroic measures fail, caregivers are left wondering how to minimize loved ones' suffering.
If correct or timely decisions aren't made about patient care within the first 15 minutes, a patient can go from someone who is relatively stable to someone who requires heroic measures.
It also states that, if his condition becomes irreversible, he does not want heroic measures or to artificially prolong his dying process.
It shouldn't require heroic measures to keep the government running smoothly, free of a dysfunctional gridlock, for there are really no heroes in Washington.
And if Granny's estate had to pay $75,000 for end-of-life futile heroic measures, both patient and family would take a closer look at what they are getting for their money.
It is one thing for a physician to be authorized by the patient through the authority of a living will not to perform heroic measures to prolong life, but it crosses the line from the healing arts to the killing arts to tell physicians they should be active participants in causing death.
As Love of Reading predates the present era, it is hoped that traditional perspectives on the value of life will be considered above modern emphasis on practicality, and that heroic measures am, in fact.