Questions with... Joseph Fins, M.D., on Contract Versus Covenant: Lessons on Advance Directives from the Terri Schiavo Case

July 2005
Journal of Financial Planning;Jul2005, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p10
Academic Journal
Presents an interview with Joseph J. Fins, chief of the division of medical ethics at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, about advance directives as covenants, the legacy of Terri Schiavo and death and dying in the U.S. Single most important theme or issue in the Terri Schiavo case for Fins; Aspects of medicine in the case that troubled Fins the most; Views on individuals doing end-of-life planning who think of the health care proxy or power of attorney as a covenant and not as a contract.


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