Journal of Medicine and Philosophy special issue

Today, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy published a special issue on treatment decision-making for incapacitated patients that I edited. The issue consists of eight papers. In the first two papers, David Wendler and I argue that a patient preference predictor would help to improve treatment decision-making by increasing the likelihood that patients are treated consistent with their preferences and reducing stress on surrogates. Six papers by Dan Brock, Hilde Lindemann and James Lindemann Nelson, Stephen John, Rebecca Dresser, Scott Kim, and Peter Ditto and Cory Clarke critically discuss this argument.

The papers are available on this site or the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy website.