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Ethical and Value Issues in Insurance Coverage for Cancer Treatment
Many new cancer drugs provide only limited benefits, but at very great cost, for example, $200,000-$300,000 per quality-adjusted life year produced. By most standards of value or cost-effectiveness, this does not represent ...
Moral Fictions and Medical Ethics
Conventional medical ethics and the law draw a bright line distinguishing the permitted practice of withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from the forbidden practice of active euthanasia by means of a lethal injection. ...
Ethical and Legal Views of Physicians Regarding Deactivation of Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices: A Quantitative Assessment
Despite the high prevalence of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, little is known about physicians' views surrounding the ethical and legal aspects of managing these devices at the end of life.
The Dead Donor Rule: Can It Withstand Critical Scrutiny?
Transplantation of vital organs has been premised ethically and legally on "the dead donor rule" (DDR)-the requirement that donors are determined to be dead before these organs are procured. Nevertheless, scholars have ...