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Informed Consent, Cancer, and Truth in Prognosis
...The national survey conducted by Louis Harris for a presidential commission on bioethics in 1982...found that 96 percent of Americans wanted to be told if they had cancer, and 85 percent wanted a "realistic estimate" ...
Trying to Live Forever
How We Lie
Nonfeeding: Lawful Killing in CA, Homicide in NJ
Appellate courts in California and New Jersey have reached conflicting conclusions in the first legal tests of whether artificial feeding is a "medical treatment," and whether it is ever legally permissible to allow a ...
The Long Dying of Nancy Cruzan
With the Nancy Cruzan decision, the post-Reagan Supreme Court continued recreating America's legal landscape by transferring traditional rights from its citizens to state legislatures and state officials....Our challenge ...
Case Vignette. Premature Surrender
Three commentaries are offered on the following case: George, age 57, is a previously healthy man who recently underwent surgery for removal of a low-grade malignant thymoma. At the time of admission to the hospital, ...