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Characteristics Related to DNR Orders for Pediatric ICU Patients
Although technology exists to sustain vital functions of almost any patient, not every pulse-less patient is a candidate for resuscitation. Criteria needs to be developed to guide health care professionals in identifying ...
Procreation After Death or Mental Incompetence: Medical Advance or Technology Gone Awry?
OBJECTIVE: To review our experience with semen retrieval in men who are incompetent or dead and to formulate general medical, legal, and ethical guidelines for practitioners. DESIGN: Case series and literature review. ...
Anencephalics as Organ Sources
In recent years, the need for infant organs for transplantation has increased. There is a growing recognition of the potential use of anencephalics as sources of organs. Prevalent arguments defending the use of live ...
Pain Relief, Acceleration of Death, and Criminal Law
This paper considers whether a physician is criminally liable for administering a dose of painkillers that hastens a patient's death. The common wisdom is that a version of the doctrine of double effect legally protects ...