Michael D. Fetters, MD, MPH, MA
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Fetters MD. Advance Directives and Surrogate Decision Making in Health Care: United States, Germany, and Japan. Ann Intern Med. 1999;131:160. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-131-2-199907200-00029
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;131(2):160.
Sass HM, Veatch RM, Kimura H; eds. 311 pages. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; 1998. $48.00. ISBN 0801858313. Order phone 800-537-5487.
Field of medicine: Medical ethics.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Clinicians, legal experts, and philosophers in medical ethics and transcultural inquiry.
Purpose: To foster transcultural debate about the role and validity of advance directives and surrogate decision making and to clarify similarities and differences among the systems of the three countries.
Content: This interdisciplinary text examines advance directives and surrogate decision making in the United States, Germany, and Japan. The book contains three major sections dedicated to each country. Each section has three subsections examining clinical, legal, and philosophical perspectives. The appendix contains a sampler of advance care documents.
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