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The Patient Self-determination Act, which took effect in December 1991, is designed to alert patients to their right to execute advance directives that will guide treatment decisions should they become incompetent. This ...
Assisted Death -- a Compassionate Response to a Medical Failure
I argue here that an adjudication of assisted death might follow from viewing it as a compassionate response to one sort of medical failure, rather than as something to be prohibited outright or as something to be ...
'Aid-in-Dying' and the Taking of Human Life
In several US states, the legalisation of euthanasia has become a question for voters to decide in public referenda. This democratic approach in politics is consistent with notions of personal autonomy in medicine, but the ...