Earning His Haroin but Seeking Release While the Surgeon Advises Amputation
Journal of Medical Ethics 1987 March; 13(1): 43-48
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Higgs, Roger; Livesley, Brian; Rennie, John (1987-03)Physicians and family members participate in an ethical case conference involving an 80-year-old man with ischemia and gangrene of one leg. Wishing to die, the patient refused amputation; after 15 pain-filled months he died ...
Underwood, M.J.; Bailey, J.S.; Shiu, Matthew; Higgs, Roger; Garfield, John (1993-04-17)When resources are restricted and some form of rationing of health care is effectively taking place is it ethical to restrict the access of patients to particular treatments if there are alterable factors in their lifestyle ...