Best Interests and Persistent Vegetative State
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1998 Oct; 24(5): 350.
Active Euthanasia; Allowing to Die; Decision Making; Drugs; Euthanasia; Futility; Guidelines; Health; Infants; Life; Newborns; Organizational Policies; Organizations; Parents; Patient Care; Patient Care Team; Persistent Vegetative State; Physicians; Professional Organizations; Prognosis; Prolongation of Life; Risks and Benefits; Uncertainty; Ventilators; Withholding Treatment;
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Fenwick, Andrea J. (1998-04)"Best interests" is widely accepted as the appropriate foundation principle for medico-legal decisions concerning treatment withdrawal from patients in persistent vegetative state (PVS). Its application appears to progress ...