Deciding to forego life-sustaining treatment: a report on the ethical, medical, and legal issues in treatment decisions
United States. President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research
President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research, 1983 - Medical - 554 pages
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Introduction and Summary
The Commissions Inquiry
The Setting of the Report
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