Doctors & End-of-Life Decisions
HOW DO DOCTORS CARE FOR THE DYING?
In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition of, and interest in, the end-of-life phase of life, yet there are little research done to guide the development of policy and practice.
We commissioned NUS’ Centre for Biomedical Ethics to conduct the first empirical study of ethical, legal and social issues on this subject. 78 doctors, from across disciplines and practices, participated and shared their perspectives and experiences in emotionally laden end-of-life circumstances.
WHAT IS THE INTENT OF SUCH A STUDY?
The study is a mean to sets the stage for greater professional awareness and discourse in end-of-life issues. By sustaining such conversations, we hope to educate, inform and stimulate debate and fostering better standards of care for the dying.