Distinguishing Between Patients' Refusals and Requests
Bernat, James L.
Mogielnicki, R. Peter
Hastings Center Report. 1994 Jul-Aug; 24(4): 13-15.
To speak of patients' choices is to obscure the distinction between request and refusal of treatment. The distinction is particularly crucial for questions of killing or letting die.
Advance Directives; Allowing to Die; Artificial Feeding; Attitudes; Autonomy; Chronically Ill; Decision Making; Drugs; Euthanasia; Intention; Killing; Legal Obligations; Legislation; Model Legislation; Moral Policy; Organizational Policies; Organizations; Pain; Patients; Physicians; Professional Organizations; Public Policy; Right to Die; Refusal of Treatment; Suicide; Terminal Care; Terminally Ill; Treatment Refusal; Voluntary Euthanasia; Withholding Treatment;
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