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THE LIMITS OF PERSISTENT THERAPY

Brygida Krucinska, Monika Saran, Lukasz Czyzewski
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.2018.0005
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Disaster Emerg Med J 2018;3(1):22-25.

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Vol 3, No 1 (2018)
REVIEW ARTICLE
Published online: 2018-06-12

Abstract

The growing average life expectancy of human beings is one of the greatest achievements of medicine. From the dawn of mankind, death has been associated with pain, suffering, loss and a series of many other negative emotions. Although it is an inseparable part of human existence, it is difficult to define it unequivocally, and the clarification of this phenomenon has been worked on, from antiquity, by medics, philosophers, clergy and psychologists, seeking to know man in the physiological, psychological, religious, social spheres [1]. The fact is that human life is the highest value, which is why there is a lot of controversy about making the decision to stop persistent therapy. The article is a review of the present problem, namely the cessation of persistent therapy, in an era of the development of medicine.

Abstract

The growing average life expectancy of human beings is one of the greatest achievements of medicine. From the dawn of mankind, death has been associated with pain, suffering, loss and a series of many other negative emotions. Although it is an inseparable part of human existence, it is difficult to define it unequivocally, and the clarification of this phenomenon has been worked on, from antiquity, by medics, philosophers, clergy and psychologists, seeking to know man in the physiological, psychological, religious, social spheres [1]. The fact is that human life is the highest value, which is why there is a lot of controversy about making the decision to stop persistent therapy. The article is a review of the present problem, namely the cessation of persistent therapy, in an era of the development of medicine.

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Keywords

persistent therapy, intensive therapy, death

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Title

THE LIMITS OF PERSISTENT THERAPY

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

Issue

Vol 3, No 1 (2018)

Pages

22-25

Published online

2018-06-12

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.2018.0005

Bibliographic record

Disaster Emerg Med J 2018;3(1):22-25.

Keywords

persistent therapy
intensive therapy
death

Authors

Brygida Krucinska
Monika Saran
Lukasz Czyzewski

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