Family Decision Making on Trial: Who Decides for Incompetent Patients?
New England Journal of Medicine. 1990 Apr 26; 322(17): 1228-1232.
Two state courts recently have ruled on the issue of who may make decisions about life-sustaining treatment for incompetent patients. In
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