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Should Physicians Withhold Life-Sustaining Care From Patients Who Are Not Terminally Ill?
Two 1987 New Jersey Supreme Court rulings,
Cancer and Maybe a Baby?
Advance Directives for Medical Care -- a Case for Greater Use
This study examined in detail patient and public attitudes toward advance directives. A group of primary care outpatients and a sample of the Boston general public were interviewed to answer questions about interest ...
Commentary on Discussions About Life-Sustaining Treatments
It is possible that success in increasing the use of advance-care directives could best be achieved by focussing our interventions on the "planners."
Preserving Community in Health Care
There are two prominent trends in health care today: first, increasing demands for accountability, and second, increasing provision of care through managed care organizations. These trends promote the question: What form ...
The Baby Doe Controversy
The Practice of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the United States: Adherence to Proposed Safeguards and Effects on Physicians
CONTEXT: Despite intense debates about legalization, there are few data examining the details of actual euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) cases in the United States. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the practices ...