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dc.creatorSteinbrook, Robert L.en
dc.creatorLo, Bernarden
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:16:54Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:16:54Zen
dc.date.created1984-06-14en
dc.date.issued1984-06-14en
dc.identifier10.1056/NEJM198406143102411en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationNew England Journal of Medicine. 1984 Jun 14; 310(24): 1598-1601.en
dc.identifier.issn0028-4793en
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=Decision+Making+for+Incompetent+Patients+by+Designated+Proxy:+california's+New+Law&title=New+England+Journal+of+Medicine.+&volume=310&issue=24&pages=1598-1601&date=1984&au=Steinbrook,+Robert+L.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198406143102411en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/725967en
dc.description.abstractDecisions on providing or withholding care for incompetent patients were traditionally made jointly by physicians and family members. Living wills represent a second approach, and now a third approach--the durable power of attorney for health care--has emerged. While a 1982 Pennsylvania statute was the first to provide for this form of decision making, a 1983 California statute is the first to provide detailed procedures and safeguards. It gives legal sanction to decisions shared by physician and proxy, but does not require physicians to discontinue life-sustaining treatment against their own judgment. This article summarizes the California law and examines its potential effects on medical practice. (KIE abstract)en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/17546en
dc.subjectAdvance Directivesen
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectCompetenceen
dc.subjectConscienceen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectDue Processen
dc.subjectDurable Power of Attorneyen
dc.subjectFamily Membersen
dc.subjectGovernmenten
dc.subjectGuardiansen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectInformed Consenten
dc.subjectLawen
dc.subjectLegal Aspectsen
dc.subjectLegal Guardiansen
dc.subjectLegislationen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectLiving Willsen
dc.subjectLiabilityen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectPatient Participationen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectProxyen
dc.subjectPoweren
dc.subjectState Governmenten
dc.subjectThird Party Consenten
dc.subjectWillsen
dc.titleDecision Making for Incompetent Patients by Designated Proxy: California's New Lawen
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
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