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Proxy Decision Making for Incompetent Patients: An Ethical and Empirical Analysis
Conclusions: The recent trend has been to rely on proxy decision making for incompetent patients. Support for proxy decision making has failed to acknowledge the growing body of ethical and empirical research suggesting that ...
The Illusion of Patient Choice in End-of-Life Decisions
Over the past two decades a societal consensus has developed around the principle that decisions about life-sustaining treatment should be guided by patient self-determination. According to the President's Commission, ...
Decisions Near the End of Life: Resource Allocation Implications for Hospitals
Conclusion: At a time when hospitals are having predictable difficulty accommodating infinite expectations with finite resources, there are still some observers who abhor even the possibility that the cost and volume of ...