Israel issues guidelines on prolonging life

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 23 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:727
  1. Judy Siegelitzkovich

    The Israeli health ministry and the Israel Medical Association have joined forces to issue guidelines for hospital staff faced with terminally ill patients who decline medical procedures to prolong their life temporarily.

    The detailed recommendations, signed by the ministry's director general, Dr Meir Oren, were sent to all hospitals after a spate of recent court cases, in which patients asked to be allowed to die …

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