Dworkin on Dementia: Elegant Theory, Questionable Policy
Hastings Center Report. 1995 Nov-Dec; 25(6): 32-38.
When patients have progressive and incurable dementia, should their advance directives always be followed? Contra Dworkin, Dresser argues that when patients remain able to enjoy and participate in their lives, directives to hasten death should sometimes be disregarded.
Abortion; Active Euthanasia; Advance Directives; Allowing to Die; Autonomy; Beneficence; Compassion; Competence; Comprehension; Consent; Death; Decision Making; Dementia; Euthanasia; Family Members; Freedom; Informed Consent; Life; Moral Policy; Paternalism; Patients; Personhood; Prolongation of Life; Quality of Life; Self Concept; Standards; State Interest; Stigmatization; Treatment Refusal; Value of Life; Values;
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