Criteria for Selection of ‘Death with Dignity’ — From Clinical Cases of Malignant Brain Tumours

  • Masakatsu Nagai
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 74)


Recent rapid progress in medicine has brought into focus a number of bio-ethical issues regarding life and death of human beings. Among the most common and most controversial problems in medical ethics are those involving the termination of life support. Neurosurgeons also frequently confront difficult situations in which serious decision-making is required.


Life Support Advance Directive Stomach Cancer Cerebellar Ataxia Malignant Brain Tumour 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masakatsu Nagai
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryDokkyo University School of MedicineJapan

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