Legal Principles and Decision-Making

By Nancy Neveloff-Dubler

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), May 2004

This column of the Sigi Ziering series focuses on bioethics. The author discusses the challenges of bioethics. She describes a specific case of an elderly woman's hospital admission and the difficult decision of her appointed proxy about whether or when to order a DNR (do-not-resuscitate). While legal principles and normative ethical analysis should be clear, in reality, decision-making in the context of the family can be muddy.

Topic: Morality, Ethics, Death and Mourning, Law, Family, Health and Healing, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.34/no.611

Page Number(s): 16

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Neveloff-Dubler, Nancy. Legal Principles and Decision-Making. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). May 2004: 16. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6716


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