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Philosophy and Medicine

Legislating Medical Ethics

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

Editors: Baker, Bob, Strosberg, M. (Eds.)

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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 consequent law was complex and remains controversial. This volume reviews both the background bioethical debates and the elements of the public policy making process that are essential to understanding New York's experience with the DNR law. It features debates between leading exponents and critics of the law; case studies that examine the impact of New York's DNR law on clinicians, hospitals and patients; and a review of all empirical studies of the law by their lead authors. Appended to the volume is the New York State DNR law and a comprehensive set of background documents.
The co-editors, Robert Baker and Martin A. Strosberg, are both professors at Union College, Schenectady, New York. They have collaborated on many projects including, Rationing America's Medical Care: The Oregon Plan and Beyond (Brookings, 1992).

Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)
  • Do not Resuscitate Orders: The Proposed Legislation and Report of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law

    Pages 3-7

  • The New York State Do-Not-Resuscitate Law: A Study of Public Policy-Making

    Pages 9-31

    Strosberg, Martin A.

  • The Legitimation and Regulation of DNR Orders

    Pages 33-101

    Baker, Robert

  • Taking Stock of Policies for Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: Perception and Practice

    Pages 105-132

    Miller, Tracy E.

  • Where are We Going with Do-Not-Resuscitate Policies?

    Pages 133-136

    Greenlaw, Jane

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Legislating Medical Ethics
Book Subtitle
A Study of the New York State Do-Not-Resuscitate Law
Editors
  • Bob Baker
  • M. Strosberg
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
48
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8593-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8593-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2995-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4438-9
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 472
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