David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Clinical Ethics 4 (2):98-101 (2009)
Locked-in syndrome (LIS) is one of the most dramatic neurological outcomes and has a profound impact on patients and their families. Most patients have intact cognition and intellectual ability and perception. Communication is possible with eyelid and/or eyeball movement. According to the literature, the wish to die is not an important issue in acute and chronic LIS. This study describes and analyses the ethical decision-making process in two opposite cases of LIS in the intensive care unit. One patient expressed the wish to prolong her life for as long as possible; the other patient asked for deliberate termination of life. Both wishes were honoured. In conclusion, most patients with LIS are competent and intellectually intact. In The Netherlands the autonomy of the patient is respected by law. In respecting this autonomy, medical choices can be different in comparable patients
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Tony Hope, John Mcmillan & Elaine Hill (2012). Intensive Care Triage: Priority Should Be Independent of Whether Patients Are Already Receiving Intensive Care. Bioethics 26 (5):259-266.
Kath M. Melia (2004). Health Care Ethics: Lessons From Intensive Care. Sage Publications.
Laura Hawryluck, William Harvey, Louise Lemieux-Charles & Peter Singer (2002). Consensus Guidelines on Analgesia and Sedation in Dying Intensive Care Unit Patients. BMC Medical Ethics 3 (1):1-9.
Richard Malone, Caroline Schnakers & Kathleen Kalmar, Does the Four Score Correctly Diagnose the Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States?
Hanne Irene Jensen, Jette Ammentorp, Helle Johannessen & Helle Ørding (2013). Challenges in End-of-Life Decisions in the Intensive Care Unit: An Ethical Perspective. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 10 (1):93-101.
M. Moskopp Kurthen, Linke D. & Reuter D. B. (1991). The Locked-in Syndrome and the Behaviorist Epistemology of Other Minds. Theoretical Medicine 12 (March):69-79.
J. de Boer, G. van Blijderveen, G. van Dijk, H. J. Duivenvoorden & M. Williams (2012). Implementing Structured, Multiprofessional Medical Ethical Decision-Making in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (10):596-601.
Sara T. Fry (2008). Ethics in Nursing Practice: A Guide to Ethical Decision Making. Wiley-Blackwell.
Marie-Christine Nizzi, Athena Demertzi, Olivia Gosseries, Marie-Aurélie Bruno, François Jouen & Steven Laureys (2012). From Armchair to Wheelchair: How Patients with a Locked-in Syndrome Integrate Bodily Changes in Experienced Identity. Consciouness and Cognition 21 (1):431-437.
M. Davie & A. Kaiser (2007). Semi-Qualitative Study of Staff Attitudes to Care Following Decision to Withdraw Active Treatment in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Clinical Ethics 2 (3):133-138.
D. Micah Hester (2010). End-of-Life Care and Pragmatic Decision Making: A Bioethical Perspective. Cambridge University Press.
Kristina Orfali & Elisa Gordon (2004). Autonomy Gone Awry: A Cross-Cultural Study of Parents' Experiences in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 25 (4):329-365.
Michael Gill, Picu Prometheus: Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Very Sick Children in Paediatric Intensive Care.
Joseph DeMarco, Douglas Powell & Douglas Stewart (2011). Best Interest of the Child: Surrogate Decision Making and the Economics of Externalities. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 8 (3):289-298.
Fiona Randall (1996). Palliative Care Ethics: A Good Companion. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2010-09-14
Total downloads73 ( #57,888 of 1,902,050 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #466,347 of 1,902,050 )
How can I increase my downloads?