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Posted on March 22, 2019 at 10:05 AM

The March 2019 issue of the American Journal of Bioethics includes several articles on the distinction between withholding and withdrawing treatment.


Nancy Cruzan and the Withhold Versus Withdraw Dilemma
William H. Colby


Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment: Ethically Equivalent?
Lars Øystein Ursin


Withdrawal Aversion and the Equivalence Test |  
Dominic Wilkinson, Ella Butcherine & Julian Savulescu


Categorical Mistakes and Moral Biases in the Withholding-Versus-Withdrawal Debate
Bjørn Hofmann


Withdrawing and Withholding Treatment: What Do Medical Professionals Owe Their Patients?
Andreas T. Schmidt


Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment and the Relevance of the Killing Versus Letting Die Distinction
Andrew McGee & Robert D. Truog


Withdrawal Aversion as a Useful Heuristic for Critical Care Decisions
Tomasz Żuradzki & Piotr Grzegorz Nowak


To Act or Not to Act, That Is the Question
Rosamond Rhodes


Navigating End-of-Life Decisions Using Informed Nondissent
Alexander A. Kon & Denise M. Dudzinski


Parental Decision Making and the Limitations of the Equivalence Thesis (and the Harm Principle)
Aaron Wightman & Dougals Diekema


Withdrawing and Withholding in the Clinical Arena
Kristin Furfari & Jean Abbott
Pages: 45-47 | DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2018.1563658


Dangers of Withholding Treatment in Emergency and Prehospital Settings
Kenneth V. Iserson


Withholding and Withdrawing: A Religious–Cultural Path Toward a Practical Resolution
Vardit Ravitsky & Avraham Steinberg


A Global Dialogue on Withholding and Withdrawal of Medical Care: An East Asian Perspective
Eisuke Nakazawa, Keiichiro Yamamoto, Reina Ozeki-Hyashi & Akira Akabayashi


We Reject the “‘‘Equivalence Thesis”
Shimon Glick & Alan Jotkowitz


Empirical Over Theoretical Ethics: Choosing What Matters to Patients and Families
Marlyse F. Haward & Annie Janvier


Sunk Cost Bias and Withdrawal Aversion
Martin H. Turpin, Ethan A. Meyers, Jonathan A. Fugelsang, Ori Friedman & Michał Białek


Psychological Hesitancy Is Not an Ethical Standard
John J. Paris


The Decision to Withdraw in Children With Ventricular Assist Devices
Danton Char & Seth A. Hollander


No Escalation of Treatment: Moving Beyond the Withholding/Withdrawing Debate
Jason N. Batten, Jacob A. Blythe, Sarah E. Wieten & Elizabeth W. Dzeng


“Ceteris Paribus” and Morally Relevant Facts
Alexander Kremling, Florian Bruns & Jan Schildmann




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