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The Case for Reassessment of Health Care Technology: Once Is Not Enough
The authors emphasize the need to consider continuous reassessment of health care technologies already in use in the face of rising health care costs and of questions about quality and effectiveness. Among the issues covered ...
Duty of Care to Unborn Child
Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders
(American Medical Association. Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, 1991-04-10)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is routinely performed on hospitalized patients who suffer cardiac or respiratory arrest. Consent to administer CPR is presumed since the patient is incapable at the moment of arrest ...
Alcoholics and Liver Transplantation
(Transplant and Health Policy Center (Ann Arbor, Mich.). Ethics and Social Impact Committee, 1991-03-13)
There is widespread unwillingness to consider patients with alcoholic cirrhosis for liver transplantation. Cohen and Benjamin examine the two arguments that underlie the exclusion of alcoholics from a potentially life-saving ...
Futility and the Ethics of Resuscitation
It has been suggested that physicians be allowed to withhold resuscitation without seeking patient consent where the procedure would be a futile intervention. These proposals have been criticized on the grounds that such ...
Principles in Regard to Withholding or Withdrawing Artificially Assisted Nutrition/hydration
(Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Office of the Vicar General, 1990)