Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy: In the ER?
Patients frequently want to know the answers to prognostic questions ranging from the minimal to the monumental: "Will it hurt?" "How long will I be sick?" "How long should I be off work?" "When can I go back to football?" "Is he going to be okay?" "How much time do I have left?" "What will happen to our Dad if we withdraw life-sustaining care?"
Marco, C. A.
(2011). Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy: In the ER?. ACEP News.