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Physicians, since Hippocrates, have taken an oath to serve as their patient's advocate and to consider in their decisions only the patient's best interests. This caring relationship between physicians and their patients is undergoing a remarkable evolutionary change that is associated with complex ethical decisions. In the past 10 years, numerous books and articles have been written about the right to die and the ethical dilemmas created by the technologic growth of medical science. This book adds its voice to these discussions and offers at least one new perspective. Seven of ten chapters provide the interpretations of various authors about
To Die or Not To Die?: Cross-Disciplinary, Cultural, and Legal Perspectives on the Right to Choose Death. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:333–334. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-4-333_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(4):333-334.
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