Second Thoughts on Living Wills
Robertson, John A.
Hastings Center Report. 1991 Nov-Dec; 21(6): 6-9.
Advance directives such as living wills are attractive in that they give us a sense of control over our futures. But they also tend to obscure conflicts between a patient's competent wishes and later, incompetent interests. They allow caregivers to avoid evaluating quality of life in assessing the best interests of incompetent patients.
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