Physicians Should Treat Mentally Ill Death Row Inmates, Even if Treatment Is Refused
Phillips, Robert T M
The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2010 Winter; 38(4): 774-88
Competency to be executed evaluations are conducted with a clear understanding that no physician-patient relationship exists. Treatment however, is not so neatly re-categorized in large measure because it involves the physician's active provision of the healing arts. A natural tension exists between what practices may be legally permissible and what are ethically acceptable. We present an overview of the existing positions on this matter in the process of framing our argument.
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