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dc.contributor.advisorStrand, Nicolle K.
dc.creatorCannon, Hershel
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-22T20:10:08Z
dc.date.available2023-05-22T20:10:08Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/8578
dc.description.abstractPhysicians encounter significant difficulty when faced with decisions related to withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy (WLST) in patients with devastating brain injury (DBI). The complexity of this decision-making process is multifactorial, including practitioner- and patient-specific variables, as well as surrogate decision-maker bias, inaccuracies in scoring systems, and inconsistencies in guidelines endorsed by professional societies; these issues all contribute to the significant uncertainty of these situations and variability in treatment paradigm. Solutions are complex; however, analyzing WLST with an urban bioethical lens — which emphasizes the principles of solidarity, agency, and social justice — can enhance physicians’ ability to navigate this uncertainty and ensure that potential solutions are patient-centered.
dc.format.extent36 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
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dc.subjectMedical ethics
dc.subjectEthics
dc.subjectNeurosciences
dc.subjectBias
dc.subjectDecision-making
dc.subjectDevastating brain injury (DBI)
dc.subjectNeurosurgery
dc.subjectUrban bioethics
dc.subjectWithdrawal of life-sustaining therapy (WLST)
dc.titleWITHDRAWAL OF LIFE SUSTAINING THERAPY IN NEUROSURGICAL PATIENTS: AN URBAN BIOETHICAL REVIEW
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dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.description.departmentUrban Bioethics
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/8542
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dc.description.degreeM.A.
dc.identifier.proqst15133
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-0446-5991
dc.date.updated2023-05-19T15:10:06Z
refterms.dateFOA2023-05-22T20:10:08Z
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