Legislating Medical Ethics A Study of the New York State Do-Not-Resuscitate Law

Can medical ethics be legislated? Can a complex bioethical question be definitively answered through legislation? In July 1987 the New York State legislature experimented with legislating medical ethics by amending the state's public health law to regulate `Do Not Resuscitate' orders. The...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Baker, R.B. (Editor), Strosberg, M. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1995, 1995
Edition:1st ed. 1995
Series:Philosophy and Medicine
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • I / The Task Force and the Law
  • Executive Summary
  • The New York State Do-Not-Resuscitate Law: A Study of Public Policy-Making
  • The Legitimation and Regulation of DNR Orders
  • II / The DNR Controversy in New York State
  • Taking Stock of Policies for Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: Perception and Practice
  • Where Are We Going with Do-Not-Resuscitate Policies?
  • New York State’s Do-Not-Resuscitate Law
  • New York’s Do-Not-Resuscitate Law: Bad Law, Bad Medicine, and Bad Ethics
  • Edited Transcript of Question & Answer Sessions at Union College Conference
  • III / Case Studies
  • Implementation of the New York Do-Not-Resuscitate Law at a Teaching Hospital
  • One Family’s Experience with the New York DNR Law
  • When the Ambulance Goes Home: A Tragic Flaw in the New York State Do-Not-Resuscitate Law
  • Implementation of the New York State DNR Law at a Community Hospital
  • The New York DNR Law and the Disabled: The Experience of the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
  • Striking a Balance
  • IV / Research
  • The Do-Not-Resuscitate Order as Ritual
  • New York’s Do-Not-Resuscitate Law: Burden or Benefit?
  • Does the New York State DNR Law Prevent Medically Inappropriate DNR?
  • The Effects of a Hospital Policy and State Legislation on Resuscitation Orders for Geriatric Patients
  • The New York State DNR Law: Views of the Members of the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians
  • The 1988 DNR Reforms: A Comparative Study of the Impact of the New York DNR Law and the Jcaho Accreditation Requirements
  • Differences in Clinicians’ Reactions to the New York State DNR Law
  • V / Retrospection and Reflection
  • An Assessment of the Union College Study and a Response to Robert Baker’s Analysis of the DNR Law
  • A Review of the EmpiricalStudies of the DNR Law and a Rejoinder to Tracy E. Miller
  • Appendices The Genealogy of New York State’s Do-Not-Resuscitate Law
  • Article 29 (1987) — New York State Legislature
  • Guidelines for Hospitals and Physicians on “Do-Not-Resuscitate” (1982)
  • Deciding to Forego Life-Sustaining Treatment (1983, Excerpted)
  • Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: The Proposed Legislation and Report of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law (1986, 1988, 2nd Edition Condensed)
  • Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: Questions and Answers for Health Care Professionals (1988)
  • Letter to New York State Assembly Minority Counsel Larry Digiulio (1991)
  • Amendments to the New York Public Health Law 29-B (1991)
  • Notes on Editors and Contributors