While doctors want to respect patient autonomy, many find it difficult to comply with the choices they have expressed in Advance Care Directives (ACD), an Australian study shows. When faced with complex and often conflicting options in patient care, doctors tend to go with their clinical judgement and override an ACD, interviews with physicians at ...
Why doctors override advanced care directives: ‘err on the side of treating’
By Michael Woodhead
12 Nov 2019