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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/579509
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Article
Level of Evidence:
Case Study
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
Treatment Trials - The Need for an End-of-life Policy
Author(s):
Wurzbach, Mary Ellen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Pi
Author Details:
Mary Ellen Wurzbach, RN, PhD John McNaughton Rosebush Professor Emerita University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Abstract:

Currently, there is an epidemic of elders in nursing homes with swallowing difficulties, Alzheimer’s, and other maladies, which cause diminished decision-making capacity and initiate the discussion of whether to insert a gastrostomy tube. Furthermore, there is an overriding belief among health care practitioners that once inserted the tube will remain until the death of the resident.

The need for policy provisions related to treatment trials of gastrostomy tubes at the end-of-life is discussed. The arguments supporting and opposing treatment trials as applied to the individual and to the community are articulated and the benefits of such a policy discussed from an individual and community perspective.

Keywords:
ethics, nursing; withdraw treatment; withhold treatment; treatment; policies
MeSH:
Palliative Care
CINAHL Headings:
Gastrostomy Tubes; Euthanasia, Passive; Palliative Care--Ethical Issues
Repository Posting Date:
9-Oct-2015
Date of Publication:
9-Oct-2015
Citation:
Wurzbach, M. E. (2015). Treatment trials - The need for an End-of-life policy. The Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/579509
Description:
This article is based on a five-year case study and a doctoral dissertation.
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.evidence.levelCase Studyen
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.titleTreatment Trials - The Need for an End-of-life Policyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWurzbach, Mary Ellenen
dc.contributor.departmentEta Pien
dc.author.detailsMary Ellen Wurzbach, RN, PhD John McNaughton Rosebush Professor Emerita University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USAen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/579509en
dc.description.abstract<p>Currently, there is an epidemic of elders in nursing homes with swallowing difficulties, Alzheimer’s, and other maladies, which cause diminished decision-making capacity and initiate the discussion of whether to insert a gastrostomy tube. Furthermore, there is an overriding belief among health care practitioners that once inserted the tube will remain until the death of the resident.</p> <p>The need for policy provisions related to treatment trials of gastrostomy tubes at the end-of-life is discussed. The arguments supporting and opposing treatment trials as applied to the individual and to the community are articulated and the benefits of such a policy discussed from an individual and community perspective.</p>en
dc.subjectethics, nursingen
dc.subjectwithdraw treatmenten
dc.subjectwithhold treatmenten
dc.subjecttreatmenten
dc.subjectpoliciesen
dc.subject.meshPalliative Careen
dc.subject.cinahlGastrostomy Tubesen
dc.subject.cinahlEuthanasia, Passiveen
dc.subject.cinahlPalliative Care--Ethical Issuesen
dc.date.available2015-10-09T17:17:49Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10-09en
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-09T17:17:49Zen
dc.identifier.citationWurzbach, M. E. (2015). Treatment trials - The need for an End-of-life policy. The Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/579509en
dc.identifier.citationWurzbach, M. E. (2015). Treatment trials - The need for an End-of-life policy. The Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/579509en
dc.descriptionThis article is based on a five-year case study and a doctoral dissertation.en
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.en
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