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Not Dead, Not Dying? Ethical Categories and Persistent Vegetative State
Daniel Wikler offers a controversial analysis exploring alternative ways to support the conclusion that PVS patients should not be maintained. He finds the usual ethical justification for withdrawing treatment inadequate. ...
From Quinlan to Jobes: The Courts and the PVS Patient
Paul Armstrong and B.D. Colen address the issues of deciding whether to withhold life-sustaining treatment from patients in a persistent vegetative state in the courtroom. They deplore what they see as unnecessary recourse ...
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, ...
Artificial Feeding--Solid Ground, Not a Slippery Slope
The authors discuss state court decisions and statutes that address the refusal of artificial feeding by competent patients and the withholding of artificial feeding from incompetent patients. These decisions, the ...
Medical Treatment for Older People and People With Disabilities: 1987 Developments
(National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent and Disabled. Staff, 1988)
Two Statements on the Bouvia Case
Handicapped Infants: Medical Ethics and the Law
The main purpose of this paper (1) is to draw attention to a gap between the principles of Common Law and the principles accepted by many leading medical practitioners on the ethics of allowing severely handicapped infants ...