Year: 1994 Source: The Journal of Clinical Ethics, v.5, no.2, (Summer 1994), p.109-112 SIEC No: 19940947

This article reports responses of 132 seriously ill patients (AIDS & Cancer) who were asked how long they would want to live, & what percentage of life savings they would be willing to spend, if their treatment left them totally dependent on family & friends for daily care. Based on study data, the authors believe most seriously ill patients already consider the costs & burdens they might place on others in weighing decisions about their medical treatment. (12 Refs.)