The Calculus of Consent
Hastings Center Report. 1990 Jan/Feb; 20(1): 44-47.
The president of Concern for Dying is one of four authors in this issue of the
Accountability; Allowing to Die; Artificial Feeding; Autonomy; Constitutional Law; Consent; Family Members; Informed Consent; Law; Legal Aspects; Life; Persistent Vegetative State; Privacy; Quality of Life; Rights; State Interest; Third Party Consent; Treatment Refusal; Value of Life; Withholding Treatment;
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Scofield, Giles R. (1991-11)A Do Not Resuscitate order reflects a considered judgment that a physician can no longer stave off death. Why, then, have a patient consent to such an order? The primary point is that physicians should share with patients their ...