New York’s Do-Not-Resuscitate Law: Bad Law, Bad Medicine, and Bad Ethics

  • George Annas
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 48)


I can begin by telling you that I disagree with almost nothing Commissioner Axelrod states about his goals. He is absolutely correct about the need for more communication and the need for informed consent. Physicians do not have the final answers to what patients want; we must do more to treat patients properly. I am glad that I agree with Dr. Axelrod on these points because I have always admired him. I have stated publicly a number of times that he is the most effective and innovative commissioner of health in the United States.


Brain Death Medical Procedure Legal Liability Presume Consent Medical Futility 
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