Thomas D. Harter

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This narrative symposium examines the relationship of bioethics practice to personal experiences of illness. A call for stories was developed by Tod Chambers, the symposium editor, and editorial staff and was sent to several commonly used bioethics listservs and posted on the Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics website. The call asked authors to relate a(More)
This narrative symposium examines the relationship of bioethics practice to personal experiences of illness. A call for stories was developed by Tod Chambers, the symposium editor, and editorial staff and was sent to several commonly used bioethics listservs and posted on the Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics website. The call asked authors to relate a(More)
This paper aims to demonstrate how public disclosure can be used to balance physicians' conscientious objections with their professional obligations to patients--specifically respect for patient autonomy and informed consent. It is argued here that physicians should be permitted to exercise conscientious objections, but that they have a professional(More)
continuing this treatment contrasts with good comfort care at the end of life.3-5 Research since Edna shows that medically supplied nutrition and hydration does not improve survival among patients with advanced dementia, and increases the risks of aspiration, pneumonia, and gastrointestinal discomfort.6-10 Since the Nancy Cruzan and Terri Schiavo cases in(More)
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