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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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