Difficult Decisions in Health Care
What does quality of life mean?
Beyond Living Wills
Are living wills too ambiguous to guide medical decision making?
Reflections on Cultural Difference and Advance Directives
Advance care planning cannot assume a single meaning of autonomy.
A Practical Advance Directive Survey
A survey of 11 Kansas City hospitals showed support for advance care planning.
Advance Directives – Are They Effective?
Have advance directives led to progress in patients’ rights?
Can family philanthropy advance health, healthcare and science?
The Case of John: Refusal to Eat in a Long-Term Care Facility
John is a strongly independent 92-year-old widower of many years, with no children. Is he done living?
Case Study – Our Pregnant Daughter Didn’t Want This.
Is a healthcare directive legally in effect if the patient is pregnant?
A Case of Clinical Ethics Consultation
Goals of care may be in conflict. Assistance requested in complex case of anoxic brain injury patient with unreliable DPOA and potential conflict regarding goals of care.