Milbank Memorial Fund
Some legislation, such as law permitting living wills, has addressed the problem of decisions regarding life-sustaining treatment for the elderly. Most of the developing law on the subject is, however, being made by the courts, often in prospective decisions about treatment. These rulings have followed a variety of approaches to the ends of protecting incompetent patients and enforcing the right of the competent to make their own decisions.
George J. Annas,
The Right of Elderly Patients to Refuse Life-Sustaining Treatment
The Milbank Quarterly
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