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Meeting of World Medical Association in Venice
Several changes in existing WMA declarations were adopted at the 1983 annual Assembly. The 1948 Declaration of Geneva was amended to indicate respect for human life from the "time of commencement" rather than the previous ...
The Metaphysics of Brain Death
The dominant conception of brain death as the death of the whole brain constitutes an unstable compromise between the view that a person ceases to exist when she irreversibly loses the capacity for consciousness and the view ...
Easing the Burden of Decisionmaking in Futile Situations
The prolongation of human life, that is devoid of quality, creates significant financial and emotional burdens for patients, families, medical care providers, and society. Healthcare providers acknowledge that there ...
Life and Death Choices After
Medical practitioners often feel obligated to use all available procedures to sustain patients' lives. A review of case law indicates, however, that practitioners who abate treatment that is contrary to people's known ...
Principles in Regard to Withholding or Withdrawing Artificially Assisted Nutrition/hydration
(Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Office of the Vicar General, 1990)