For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Emerging Decision-Makers for Life-Support Systems in Choices of Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die

Porzio, Ralph
December 1987
Angiology;Dec1987, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p889
Academic Journal
Focuses on the responsibility of the decision-makers who make life-and-death judgments affecting the patients by the use, the nonuse, or the discontinuance of life-support systems. Characteristics of an ideal decision-maker; Outlines of three general approaches of the decision-makers; Opinions of the courts in six U.S. jurisdictions in the field of life-support systems.


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