Obstructed Death Revisited
Journal of Medical Ethics 1982 September; 8(3): 154-156
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Higgs, Roger (1990-06)The dilemma of whether or not a doctor should tell a patient dying of cancer the truth remains a difficult one, as the disagreement between the two previous writers shows. One favours giving priority to patient autonomy, ...
Higgs, Roger (1982-09)Three commentaries are presented on a case conference, "Truth at the last--a case of obstructed death," which appeared in the March 1982 issue. The case involved collusion between a physician and a family member to withhold ...
Higgs, Roger (1982-03)A physician describes and comments on the case of a middle-aged couple in which the husband requests that his wife not be told she has an incurable malignancy. When the wife finally confronts the doctor and demands the ...