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The Authority of Families to Make Medical Decisions for Incompetent Patients After the Cruzan Decision
...I suggest that making formal, written plans based on individual preferences apart from our families is a white, middle-class approach to life planning that is at odds with how many people actually lead their lives, ...
Insurers Agree Moratorium on Gene Data
Seriously Ill Hospitalized Adults: Do We Spend Less on Older Patients?
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of age on hospital resource use for seriously ill adults, and to explore whether age-related differences in resource use are explained by patients' severity of illness and preferences for ...
Learning From Our Patients: One Participant's Impact on Clinical Trial Research and Informed Consent
This Perspective includes an essay on modifying phase I clinical trials, written by George Zimmer, who was a professor of English and a commentary on that essay. Professor Zimmer was a cancer patient who participated in ...