Search Full Text
Now showing items 11-20 of 32
Nonfeeding: Lawful Killing in CA, Homicide in NJ
Appellate courts in California and New Jersey have reached conflicting conclusions in the first legal tests of whether artificial feeding is a "medical treatment," and whether it is ever legally permissible to allow a ...
The Long Dying of Nancy Cruzan
With the Nancy Cruzan decision, the post-Reagan Supreme Court continued recreating America's legal landscape by transferring traditional rights from its citizens to state legislatures and state officials....Our challenge ...
Your Money or Your Life:' Dumping' Uninsured Patients From Hospital Emergency Wards
Annas argues that current public policy that emphasizes cost containment over quality of care and equity of access is an effort to transform medical care from a social good to an economic good. This trend threatens to ...
Adam Smith in the Emergency Room
Annas fears that efforts to control health care costs will erode the traditional ethic that hospitals have an obligation to provide emergency care to anyone, regardless of ability to pay. He characterizes emergency ...
Case Vignette. Premature Surrender
Three commentaries are offered on the following case: George, age 57, is a previously healthy man who recently underwent surgery for removal of a low-grade malignant thymoma. At the time of admission to the hospital, ...
In Thunder, Lightning or in Rain: What Three Doctors Can Do
Annas discusses three 1987 New Jersey Supreme Court cases in which the court decided that life-sustaining treatment could be terminated either because this was what the patient clearly wanted (
The Case of Baby K
Adding Injustice to Injury: Compulsory Payment for Unwanted Treatment
A New York court this year issued one of the most disturbing and aberrant appellate opinions of the past two decades concerning the right to refuse treatment. In my view, the judges ruling in