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Ethical Issues in Pediatrics
Utilization Strategies for Intensive Care Units
Considerable evidence supports the contention that U.S. hospitals ration critical care resources in an informal, often irrational and unfair manner. The value, efficacy, and cost of intensive care units are discussed and ...
State Interests in Terminating Medical Treatment
Judicial reasoning in termination of treatment decisions has neglected valid state interests in the preservation of life and the ethical integrity of medicine. Courts must balance these interests against individual liberty, ...
The Physician's Responsibility Toward Hopelessly Ill Patients: A Second Look
Practices considered controversial only a few years ago -- including DNR orders, withdrawal of nutrition and hydration from hopelessly ill or comatose patients, and the rights of patients to make health care decisions ...
Court of Appeal Endorses Medical Decision to Allow Baby to Die
Brahams briefly reviews a British Court of Appeals decision,
Can We Return Death to Disease?
The renewed interest in active euthanasia and assisted suicide has occured in response to the power of medicine to extend life under poor circumstances and to impose aggressive, often unremitting treatment that appears ...