Treating the Brain Dead for the Benefit of the Family
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 2(1): 53-56, Spring 1991
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Hardwig, John (1991)The law -- and almost all medical ethicists and physicians -- insists upon an exclusively patient-centered ethics. There is virtual unanimity within medical ethics that treatment must serve the interests of the patient, at ...
Hardwig, John (1990)The prevalent ethic of patient autonomy ignores family interests in medical treatment decisions. Acknowledging these interests as legitimate forces basic changes in ethical theory and the moral practice of medicine.