Author(s): Mallery LH, Moorhouse P
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Abstract While the medical treatment of older individuals often results in desirable outcomes, indiscriminate use of aggressive treatment at the end-of-life can cause paradoxical harm and suffering. Comprehensive assessment and communication can help foster decisions that consider the effect of frailty on health outcomes.
This article was published in J Med Ethics
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research