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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
A French Homunculus in a Tennessee Court
In the Tennessee case of
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 ...
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 (