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Siamese Twins: Killing One to Save the Other
The birth of Siamese twins joined at the chest (thoracopagus twins) and sharing a heart creates an ethical dilemma. Infants with conjoined hearts survive no more than a few months, and physicians must decide whether to ...
Trying to Live Forever
Transferring the Ethical Hot Potato
Annas applauds the reversal on appeal of three court decisions in which trial court judges sided with hospitals that refused to accede to the wishes of nonterminally ill patients to reject life-sustaining treatment. ...
In Thunder, Lightning or in Rain: What Three Doctors Can Do
Annas discusses three 1987 New Jersey Supreme Court cases in which the court decided that life-sustaining treatment could be terminated either because this was what the patient clearly wanted (