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Contributions of Empirical Research to Medical Ethics
Empirical research pertaining to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), clinician behaviors related to do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and substituted judgment suggests potential contributions to medical ethics. Research quantifying ...
Paternalism, Family Duties, and My Aunt Maude
Using the case of his elderly great-aunt as an example, a physician raises the question of obligations toward elderly persons who refuse treatment that could improve the quality of their lives. Miles' aunt, blind, frail, ...
Survival After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Babies of Very Low Birth Weight. Is CPR Futile Therapy?
The authors analyze a retrospective study of the outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in 49 very low birth weight (less than 1500 g) newborns admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of the University of ...
The Linares Affair
When the Doctor Has AIDS
Informed Demand for "Non-Beneficial" Medical Treatment
In the spring of 1991, the Hennepin County [Minn.] Medical Center went to court in an attempt to determine if physicians in its employ were obligated legally to continue treatment they believed was no longer beneficial to ...