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Casebook on the Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment and the Care of the Dying

Indiana University Press
Place of Publication: 
Bloomington, IN

"The cases are presented in a concise and interesting manner... highlights the emerging consciousness of the importance of the contractual arrangement between physician and patient... " --Journal of the American Medical Association

"The cases presented are interesting ones, and the commentaries are uniformly lucid.... Highly recommended... " --Religious Studies Review

"Cohen contributes a well-selected collection of cases and commentaries which are presented in a crisp style... it is likely to have a real impact." --Ethics

Twenty-six reports based on actual cases with expert commentary that illuminate the ethical, medical, legal, and psychological contours of dilemmas surrounding termination of treatment decisions. Cases involve patients, families, physicians, nurses, lawyers, and health care administrators. A companion volume to the Hastings Center's Guidelines. (Publisher)