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MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11645821     Owner:  KIE     Status:  MEDLINE    
Euthanasia and the intertwining issues such as suicide, legal and professional responsibility, and cultural history have been widely discussed. The Patient Self-Determination Act is to be valued for its providing for these discussions and also for making it possible for people to exercise their right to choose their treatment. But these discussions while helpful in many ways often lack the vividness of a principal story pursued extensively. At this moment, one resource for a profound exploration of patient rights and the decision to live or die is the outstanding collection of essays edited by Lonnie Kliever in Dax's Case: Essays in Medical Ethics and Human Meaning. This collection is focused on one story. This work provides one of the most comprehensive discussions that deepens and clarifies issues through examination of one disturbing case.
Richard Gelwick
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of medical humanities     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1041-3545     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Humanit     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-01     Completed Date:  1992-12-01     Revised Date:  2014-03-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917478     Medline TA:  J Med Humanit     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-87     Citation Subset:  E    
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MeSH Terms
Advance Directives
Conflict of Interest
Critical Illness
Euthanasia, Passive*
Government Regulation
Human Rights
Legislation as Topic
Patient Care
Personal Autonomy
Public Policy
Quality of Life
Right to Die*
Self Concept
Social Change
Social Control, Formal
Social Values
Stress, Psychological*
Treatment Refusal
United States
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Dax Cowart

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