End-of-Life Issues and United States Politics
In medical ethics, there are some things that are clearly established. Patients who are competent do have the right to participate in their own care. In 1914, Justice Cardozo wrote, “Every human being of adult years and sound mind has the right to determine what shall be done with his body.”1 This continues to be true today.
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