When to Stop Treatment
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1983 Oct 8; 287(6398): 1056-1057.
A brief discussion of the economic, legal, and ethical dilemmas created by modern medicine's ability to prolong life prefaces a summary of the recommendations found in
Advisory Committees; Allowing to Die; Brain; Brain Death; Clinical Ethics; Consent; Death; Decision Making; Ethics; Extraordinary Treatment; Life; Living Wills; Medicine; Persistent Vegetative State; Physicians; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Right to Die; Terminally Ill; Third Party Consent; Treatment Refusal; Wills;
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Annas, George J. (1982-10)Recent judicial decisions and medical articles reflect a lack of consensus regarding who should initiate hospital "do not resuscitate" (DNR) orders and on what indications. Annas believes that the courts and physicians are ...