Justified Limits on Refusing Intervention
Chervenak, Frank A.
McCullough, Laurence B.
Hastings Center Report. 1991 Mar-Apr; 21(2): 12-18.
Physicians may justifiably limit patients' refusals of medical interventions when the refusal is based on a negative right to noninterference coupled with a request for an unreasonable alternative.
Alternatives; Autonomy; Beneficence; Blood; Blood Transfusions; Childbirth; Consent; Decision Making; Fetuses; Health; Health Care; Informed Consent; Judicial Action; Maternal Health; Moral Obligations; Moral Policy; Morbidity; Mortality; Organ Donation; Organ Transplantation; Paternalism; Patient Care; Patient Participation; Patients; Physician Patient Relationship; Physicians; Policy Analysis; Pregnant Women; Privacy; Prognosis; Public Policy; Religion; Rights; Risks and Benefits; Surgery; Technical Expertise; Transplantation; Treatment Refusal; Uncertainty; Values;
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