Refusing Life-Sustaining Treatment After Catastrophic Injury: Ethical Implications
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 1996 Spring; 24(1): 54- 61
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Powell, Tia; Lowenstein, Bruce (1996)...We review a complex case that highlights the difficulty in evaluating capacity to refuse life-sustaining treatments in the rehabilitation setting. As we shall see, the determination of this patient's capacity hinges on ...
Decisions to Abate Life-Sustaining Treatment for Nonautonomous Patients: Ethical Standards and Legal Liability for Physicians After Weir, Robert F.; Gostin, Larry (1990-10-10)The lives of hopelessly ill patients often are prolonged because physicians are uncertain of the legal consequences of discontinuing life-sustaining treatment, particularly when a patient lacks decision making capacity. ...