life-sustaining therapy

life-sustaining therapy

Therapy of a critically ill patient that, if discontinued, would cause the patient to die. See: life support
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition, the CRA will return to using the pre-May 2017 clarification letter for Disability Tax Credit (DTC) applications related to Life-Sustaining Therapy.
The authors define WIT as "time from withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy (WLST) to the initiation of cold perfusion" (Gill et al.
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 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.
The arguments over withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining therapy have evolved over time as typical end-of-life scenarios changed.
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'.
patient involvement when withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining therapy is being considered;
Using three situations--cancer, acute stroke, and congestive heart failure--they assessed whether proxies should follow explicit instructions for life-sustaining therapy or whether more discretionary judgments were ethically possible.
The workgroup is recommending that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) fund observational studies on the frequency of auto-resuscitation in DCD patients and other patients dying after withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy.
Often the family members who strongly insist on ongoing life-sustaining therapy have a disturbed relationship with their parents.