Ethical implications

Ethical implications

About This Video

Dr. Niels Birbaumer discusses the ethical decisions that face patients, caregivers, and medical personnel when dealing with extreme situations like end stages of cancer or complete paralysis of the body. Decisions such as accepting or withholding treatment can be extremely difficult and painful. Dr. Birbaumer explains how he bases his decisions on the research he has done regarding the quality of life for patients in these situations.
Tags:
paralysis, quality of life, ethics
Duration:
00:07:03