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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 ...
This article is from the 1989 CONTEMPO issue of the
Trends in the Development of Medical Ethics in the USSR
The study of professional ethics has a long tradition in the Soviet Union; medical ethics is a code of conduct as well as an academic discipline. The paper discusses the ethical issues in intensive care, the definition ...
Choosing Who Shall Not Be Treated in the NHS
In the face of severe resource constraints, health care systems are seeking both to control costs and to ensure maximum benefits for the resources consumed. The use of Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) is becoming ...
Cruzan v. Director of Missouri Department of Health: An Ethical and Legal Perspective
(American Medical Association. Office of the General Counsel, 1989-11-24)
In December 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a Missouri right-to-die case,