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dc.creatorCassell, Eric J.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:13:40Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:13:40Zen
dc.date.created1984-10en
dc.date.issued1984-10en
dc.identifier10.2307/3561096en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHastings Center Report. 1984 Oct; 14(5): 35-37.en
dc.identifier.issn0093-0334en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Life+as+a+Work+of+Art&title=Hastings+Center+Report.+&volume=14&issue=5&pages=35-37&date=1984&au=Cassell,+Eric+J.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3561096en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/724648en
dc.description.abstractThe decision of a physically incapacitated person to refuse food while under medical care creates conflict between patient and care givers. Cassell contrasts the situation of Elizabeth Bouvia, a 26-year-old cerebral palsy victim who lost a legal battle to force hospital care while she starved herself, with the hypothetical case of a stroke victim who, in a nonconfrontational manner and with the cooperation of her physician, also refuses to eat. He sees the "ugliness" of the Bouvia situation as resulting from a narrow pursuit of autonomy resulting in a conflict between individual and institutional rights. Cassell concludes that such cases indicate the need for a wider framework of values, within which autonomy functions continuously in decision making, allowing patients and health personnel to forge bonds to meet the needs of both. (KIE abstract)en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/19306en
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectArtificial Feedingen
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectFooden
dc.subjectForce Feedingen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Personnelen
dc.subjectHospitalsen
dc.subjectInstitutional Ethicsen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysician Patient Relationshipen
dc.subjectPsychological Stressen
dc.subjectRight to Dieen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectTreatment Refusalen
dc.subjectValuesen
dc.titleLife as a Work of Arten
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText LiveLink Discovery Server database named NBIO hosted by the Bioethics Research Library to the DSpace collection BioethicsLine hosted by Georgetown University.en


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