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dc.creatorAckerman, Feliciaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:34:07Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:34:07Zen
dc.date.created1991-07en
dc.date.issued1991-07en
dc.identifier10.2307/3562998en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHastings Center Report. 1991 Jul-Aug; 21(4): 27-29.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=The+Significance+of+a+Wish&title=Hastings+Center+Report.++&volume=21&issue=4&pages=27-29&date=1991&au=Ackerman,+Feliciaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3562998en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/737042en
dc.description.abstractThe case of Helga Wanglie should be seen in the general context of conflicts that can arise over whether a patient should be maintained on life-support systems. Well-publicized conflicts of this sort usually involve an institution seeking to prolong the life of a patient diagnosed as terminally ill and/or permanently comatose, versus a family that claims, with varying degrees of substantiation, that the patient would not have wanted to be kept alive under these circumstances. But other sorts of conflicts about prolonging life also occur. Patients who have indicated a desire to stay alive may face opposition from family or medical staff who think these patients' lives are not worth prolonging. Such cases can go badly for patients, who may have difficulty getting their preferences even believed, let alone respected.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/33879en
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectCosts and Benefitsen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectLegal Aspectsen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPersistent Vegetative Stateen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectProlongation of Lifeen
dc.subjectQuality of Lifeen
dc.subjectTerminally Illen
dc.subjectValuesen
dc.subjectVentilatorsen
dc.titleThe Significance of a Wishen
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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