MICHAEL J. SHAPIRO, B.A.
To the editor: The article by Miles and associates (1) shows that only the practical need to deal with the do-not-resuscitate order exceeds the difficulties of the issue. Therefore, I praise the efforts of the authors before I raise another question.
In contrast to medical treatment where outcome is the accepted arbiter of correctness, there are no objective results in medical ethics accepted as correct by all adherents of the various ethical theories. Nonetheless the proponents of each ethical theory agree that ethical correctness arises from consistent adherence to ones' principles. To achieve consistence a clear understanding of ones' ethical
MICHAEL J. SHAPIRO. The Do-Not-Resuscitate Order. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:669. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-5-669_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(5_Part_1):669.
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