Cessation of life-support treatment is an appropriate option for situations in which the burdens of therapy substantially outweigh the benefits. Decisions to withdraw dialysis now precede 1 in 4 deaths of patients who have end-stage renal disease. Guideli
Practical considerations in dialysis withdrawal: "to have that option is a blessing".All Scholarly Works
Document TypeArticle, Peer-reviewed
Citation InformationJAMA 2003 Apr 23-30;289(16):2113-9.