Competent Patients, Incompetent Decisions
Annals of Internal Medicine 1995 December 1; 123(11): 878- 881
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Kerridge, Ian; Lowe, Michael; Mitchell, Kenneth (1995-12-01)We describe the epidemiologic aspects of dialysis withdrawal, the role of patient autonomy and of medical beneficence in the decision to discontinue dialysis, and the conditions under which limits may be placed on patient ...
Lowe, Michael; Kerridge, Ian H.; Mitchell, Kenneth R. (1995-12)Recent literature has highlighted issues of racial discrimination in medicine. In order to explore the sometimes subtle influence of racial determinants in decisions about resource allocation, we present the case of ...