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Providing Cancer Treatment Without Patient Consent

My latest law and ethics column in the ASCO Post is “Providing Cancer Treatment Without Patient Consent.” My other columns have been on MAID and on informed consent. Upcoming columns address racist patients and medical futility.

Making medical decisions for incapacitated patients without surrogates is a frequent challenge in healthcare facilities. But there are few laws or policies for how clinicians should proceed. I have collected come resources here. And I try to provide some brief guidelines in this new article.  

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