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Development of a Comprehensive Support Care Team for the Hopelessly Ill on a University Hospital Medical Service
The authors document the first 19 months of a service dedicated to the care of hopelessly ill patients in a teaching hospital. A comprehensive supportive care team (CSCT) was established to ensure a humane, uniform, ...
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, ...
Science, Ethics, and the Making of Clinical Decisions
The scientific basis of treatment decisions is analyzed, using controversies about the treatment of mild hypertension to illustrate both the importance and limitations of using data obtained from clinical trials to guide ...
Medical Treatment for Older People and People With Disabilities: 1987 Developments
(National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent and Disabled. Staff, 1988)
AIDS and Suicide
On Prolonging Life