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March 19 Recommended Readings (Click on the title below to open PDF):

Thaddeus Mason Pope, J.D., Ph.D., “Making Medical Decisions for Patients without Surrogates”

Department of Veterans Affairs, "Veterans Health Administration Handbook"

California Hospital Association, "Health Care Decisions for Unrepresented Patients"

March 19 Supplemental Readings (Click on the title below to open PDF):

Joint Committee on Biomedical Ethics of the Los Angeles County Medical Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association, "Guidelines for Physicians: Forgoing Life-Sustaining Treatment for Adult Patients"

American Medical Association, "Chapter 2: Opinions on Consent, Communication, and Decision Making"

Cal. Health & Safety Code 1418.8

Withdrawing or Withholding Medically Inappropriate Life-Sustaining Treatment, HS 1319


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