Refusal of Treatment

Should Patients Be Allowed to Die of Bed Sores?

One of the (few, in my book) real achievements of bioethics was the institution of the legal right to refuse unwanted medical treatment. But some things done for patients in a hospital aren’t “medical” precisely, but rather, fall within the parameters of humane care. Keeping a patient warm, for example. Giving them oral food and […]

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