Is your practice prepared for the coming ICD-10 coder productivity loss?
Some argue patients in persistent vegetative states should be allowed the right to “die with dignity.” In light of research indicating these patients are potentially conscious and aware of their surroundings, should medical professionals be compelled to end care?
No; it is unethical.
Yes; the patient’s preference, or that of his or her representative, should always dictate care or lack thereof.
Perhaps; it depends on each individual case.