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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, ...
New York's Health Care Proxy Law
Adding Injustice to Injury: Compulsory Payment for Unwanted Treatment
A New York court this year issued one of the most disturbing and aberrant appellate opinions of the past two decades concerning the right to refuse treatment. In my view, the judges ruling in
Risky Business: Setting Public Health Policy for HIV- Infected Health Care Professionals
...The long dying of Kimberly Bergalis tapped strong emotional currents in the life of Americans and the AIDS epidemic. The reaction by the CDC, the AMA, and some courts has not been exemplary so far. In this article we ...
The Supreme Court, Liberty, and Abortion
Abortion has aroused intense personal and political passions for almost two decades in the United States, and demeaning sloganeering has long substituted for reasoned discourse. Just as few people have actually read the 1973 ...