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    Foregoing prehospital care: should ambulance staff always resuscitate?K. V. Iserson - 1991 - Journal of Medical Ethics 17 (1):19-24.
    Approximately 400,000 people die outside US hospitals or chronic care facilities each year. While there has been some recent movement towards initiating procedures for prehospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders, the most common situation in the US is that emergency medical systems (EMS) personnel are not authorized to pronounce patients dead, but are required to attempt resuscitation with all of the modalities at their disposal in virtually all patients. It is unfair and probably unrealistic for EMS personnel to have to (...)
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    Postmortem procedures in the emergency department: using the recently dead to practise and teach.K. V. Iserson - 1993 - Journal of Medical Ethics 19 (2):92-98.
    In generations past, it was common practice for doctors to learn lifesaving technical skills on patients who had recently died. But this practice has lately been criticised on religious, legal, and ethical grounds, and has fallen into disuse in many hospitals and emergency departments. This paper uses four questions to resolve whether doctors in emergency departments should practise and teach non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures on the newly dead: Is it ethically and legally permissible to practise and teach non-invasive and (...)
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    Requirements for Ethics, Socioeconomic, and Legal Education in Postgraduate MedicalPrograms.K. V. Iserson & C. Stocking - 1993 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 4 (3):225-229.
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