Written advance directives refusing blood transfusion ethical and legal considerations.
A patient's automony and right to determine his or her treatment is widely recognized in current ethnical theory and medical practice.
However, conflicts between the desire to respect a competent patient's religious conviction not to be violated and society's interest in preserving life do arise.
This paper examines two cases involving Jehovah's Withnesses who signed cards refusing blood transfusions and who were subsequently tranfused.
Mots-clés Pascal : Refus, Transfusion, Sang, Témoin Jehovah, Homme, Traitement, Ethique, Législation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Denial, Transfusion, Blood, Jehovah witness, Human, Treatment, Ethics, Legislation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0517652
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199501.