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dc.creatorJotkowitz, Alanen
dc.creatorGlick, Shimonen
dc.creatorZivotofsky, Ari Z.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:42:14Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:42:14Zen
dc.date.created2010-03en
dc.date.issued2010-03en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1080/15265160903581700en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationAmerican Journal of Bioethics 2010 March; 10(3): 50-53en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=The+case+of+Samuel+Golubchuk+and+the+right+to+live.&title=American+Journal+of+Bioethics+&volume=10&issue=3&date=2010-03&au=Jotkowitz,+Alan;+Glick,+Shimon;+Zivotofsky,+Ari+Z.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15265160903581700en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1024250en
dc.description.abstractSamuel Golubchuk was unwittingly at the center of a medical controversy with important ethical ramifications. Mr. Golubchuk, an 84-year-old patient whose precise neurological level of function was open to debate, was being artificially ventilated and fed by a gastrostomy tube prior to his death. According to all reports he was neither brain dead nor in a vegetative state. The physicians directly responsible for his care had requested that they be allowed to remove the patient from life support against the wishes of the patient's family. Concurrently the Manitoba College of Physicians and Surgeons released a statement which states that the final decision to withdraw life support lies with the physician. In our opinion the statement is ethically problematic for a number of reasons. 1. It is an affront to the guiding principles of Western medical ethics: patient autonomy and human freedom. 2. The position of Samuel Golubchuk's physicians and the new statement lack cultural sensitivity towards other traditions. 3. In modern society there exists an erosion of a basic attitude towards the value of life. 4. The ability of physicians to predict life expectancy in terminally ill patients has been shown repeatedly to be quite limited.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:330677en
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectBrainen
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectFreedomen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectMedical Ethicsen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectTerminally Illen
dc.subjectValue of Lifeen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophical Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationReligious Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationCare of the Dying Patienten
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.titleThe Case of Samuel Golubchuk and the Right to Liveen
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