The Case of Mary Hier: When Substituted Judgment Becomes Sleight of Hand
Annas, George J.
Hastings Center Report 1984 August; 14(4):23-25
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Annas, George J. (1984-08)Mary Hier, a 92-year old, institutionalized mentally ill woman, had pulled out her gastric feeding tube, resisted its reinsertion, and objected to receiving injections of Thorazine. Using the substituted judgment doctrine, ...
Annas, George J. (1984-04)Annas proposes a compromise position between "simply accepting" cerebral palsy victim Elizabeth Bouvia's decision to starve to death and "violently" force feeding her. He rejects the contention that medical interventions ...