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Decision Making for Incompetent Patients by Designated Proxy: California's New Law
Decisions on providing or withholding care for incompetent patients were traditionally made jointly by physicians and family members. Living wills represent a second approach, and now a third approach--the durable power of ...
Guiding the Hand That Feeds: Caring for the Demented Elderly
The dilemmas confronting physicians and family members when elderly, demented patients refuse to eat are discussed. Lo and Dornbrand outline the arguments for and against tube feeding for those who will neither feed themselves ...