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Court's guidelines on incompetent patients compromise their rights.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10248004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
All patients have the right to request or to forego extraordinary means. Who shall make this decision for incompetent patients? A Massachusetts court, ruling that only a court is competent to decide such requests, contradicts theologians' recommendations. These decisions should be left to the patients' closest relatives with the help of the physician.
J R Connery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital progress     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0018-5817     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Prog     Publication Date:  1980 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-10-24     Completed Date:  1980-10-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374656     Medline TA:  Hosp Prog     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-9     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Decision Making
Life Support Care / legislation & jurisprudence*
Mental Retardation*
New Jersey
New York
Patient Advocacy / legislation & jurisprudence*

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