Decisions at the End of Life: Guided by Communities of Patients

Linda L. Emanuel*, Ezekiel J. Emanuel

*Corresponding author for this work

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To guide treatment decisions for incompetent patients who have no advance directives, health care institutions should look to the preferences of their own communities of patients. That is the best way to ensure that incompetent patients' wishes will be followed. 1993 The Hastings Center

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-14
Number of pages9
JournalHastings Center Report
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy


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