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Risky Business: Setting Public Health Policy for HIV- Infected Health Care Professionals
...The long dying of Kimberly Bergalis tapped strong emotional currents in the life of Americans and the AIDS epidemic. The reaction by the CDC, the AMA, and some courts has not been exemplary so far. In this article we ...
The Supreme Court, Liberty, and Abortion
Abortion has aroused intense personal and political passions for almost two decades in the United States, and demeaning sloganeering has long substituted for reasoned discourse. Just as few people have actually read the 1973 ...
Prisoner in the ICU: The Tragedy of William Bartling
A California Superior Court judge denied the request of William Bartling, a 70-year-old competent patient suffering from several potentially fatal disorders, to have the court order the hospital to withdraw his life-sustaining ...
Nancy Cruzan and the Right to Die
On June 25, 1990, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its first right-to-die decision in the Missouri case
Physician's Responsibility Toward the Hopelessly Ill
Precatory Prediction and Mindless Mimicry: The Case of Mary O'Connor
In re O'Connor (1988), a New York Court of Appeals decision ordering the artificial feeding of a profoundly incapacitated and demented woman, is sharply criticized for its rejection of the patient's previously expressed wishes ...