Enough. The failure of the living will

Hastings Cent Rep. Mar-Apr 2004;34(2):30-42.


In pursuit of the dream that patients' exercise of autonomy could extend beyond their span of competence, living wills have passed from controversy to conventional wisdom, to widely promoted policy. But the policy has not produced results, and should be abandoned.

MeSH terms

  • Bioethics*
  • Decision Making
  • Humans
  • Living Wills*
  • Personal Autonomy
  • Public Policy