Legislating Advanced Directives for the Terminally Ill: The Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney
Lynn B. Jacobs
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Susan R. Martyn
University of Toledo - College of Law
Neb. L. Rev., Vol. 63, pp. 776-809, 1984
The exploding technological advancements and increased costs in medicine make legislative enactment of advance directive statutes imperative. Some legislation runs the risk of too tightly constraining individual moral judgment. Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney legislation together could create a synergistic effect that neither can achieve alone.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 32
Keywords: Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Advance Directive, Quinlan, Constitutional Rights, President's CommissionAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 11, 2008 ; Last revised: May 11, 2012
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