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This collection of brief essays addresses questions of conflicts of rights and autonomy as they affect four controversial areas in health care ethics: the limits of professional autonomy, refusing/withdrawing from treatment, electing "heroic measures" for the dying patient, and advancing reproductive technology. The editor, Nora K. Bell of the University of South Carolina, provides a theoretical overview regarding rights, which discusses some of the broader social implications of the debates as well as providing some coherence and continuity for these essays. Despite her efforts, and indeed despite the generally high quality of the essays, two problems are present. This compilation
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Who Decides? Conflicts of Rights in Health Care.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:1040. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-6-1040_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(6):1040.
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