The authors define WIT as "time from withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy
(WLST) to the initiation of cold perfusion" (Gill et al., 2017, p.
The effect of recovery from depression on preferences for life-sustaining therapy
in older patients.
This expansion in Opelika will provide increased production of dialyzers, which are a critical component to the delivery of hemodialysis, a life-sustaining therapy
for patients with end-stage renal disease,' said Robert L Parkinson,Jr.
The decision to withhold life-sustaining therapy
should be considered.
However, in Australia, if the incompetent patient has a terminal illness with no prospect of recovery, there is little case law and limited legislation to direct doctors in any decision on withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy
The first argument is that withdrawing this life-sustaining therapy
is physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia.
In a recent analysis of all published cases of autoresuscitation in patients whose heart stopped beating after life-sustaining therapy
was discontinued, not a single case was reported of autoresuscitation to circulation, despite a few cases of autoresuscitation to cardiac electrical activity.
In addition, as one of our goals was focused on EOL care, an interdisciplinary working group (EOL workgroup) was created to lead the examination of current practice and to build a withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy
(WLST) protocol, a CCDT recommendation.
But what if the patient refuses potentially life-sustaining therapy
and the withholding or withdrawing of that therapy would likely result in the patient's death?
of the University of Cape Town Bioethics Centre wrote a comprehensive and considered statement on withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy
, providing clear guidelines and recommendations and making the unequivocal statement that withholding or withdrawing treatment 'is regarded as distinct from participating in assisted suicide or active euthanasia neither of which is supported by this statement'.
Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining therapy
. Ann Intern Med 1991; 115: 478- 485.