Rationing and Life-Saving Treatments: Should Identifiable Patients Have Higher Priority?
Journal of Medical Ethics 2001 June; 27(3): 179-185
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Distinguishing Between Life-Saving and Life-Sustaining Treatments: When the Physician and Spouse Disagree. Part 1: The Ethical Case Part 2: Ethical Analysis Watne, Kara; Donner, Terry A. (1995-01)There is a fine distinction between life-saving measures and life-sustaining ones. In the case presented below the husband of a wife with cancer did not understand the continuation of life-sustaining treatment after the ...
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