Compassion and the Hippocratic Oath
A physician faces a difficult decision when her terminally ill patient wants to die. Her compassion and the Hippocratic Oath pull her in different directions. A bargaining model offers an explanation of how she balances these emotions. The model has simple and powerful implications for the patient.
Volume (Year): 37 (2008)
Issue (Month): 5 (October)
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/inca/620175|
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Carmel, Sara & Mutran, Elizabeth J., 1999. "Stability of elderly persons' expressed preferences regarding the use of life-sustaining treatments," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 49(3), pages 303-311, August.
- Hamermesh, Daniel S & Soss, Neal M, 1974. "An Economic Theory of Suicide," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 82(1), pages 83-98, Jan.-Feb..
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:soceco:v:37:y:2008:i:5:p:1724-1728. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zhang, Lei)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.