Japanese physicians and the care of adult patients in persistent vegetative state

Journal of Medical Ethics 26 (2):142-142 (2000)

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sirThe finding that Japanese physicians are reluctant to withdraw artificial nutrition from patients in persistent vegetative state is of note because, as the authors of a recent paper in the journal point out, Japanese physicians cannot be described as being strongly subject to the Judaeo-Christian influence.1 Despite this, the Japanese physicians show the same reluctance …
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