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CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology:
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000407064.27070.d6
Ethical Perspectives

When Physicians Disagree: A Case of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus

Hixson, John David MD

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ABSTRACT: Differences of opinion among attending physicians, resident trainees, and nurses are not uncommon in hospital situations. When such cases arise, ethical dilemmas must be approached with mindfulness of basic ethics principles and communication. This article presents a case of nonconvulsive status epilepticus to highlight these considerations.

© 2011 American Academy of Neurology


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