n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Letter to the editor
|Article Title||Letter to the editor|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Oct 2003|
Extracted from text ... 615 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letter to the Editor END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS To the Editor: While supporting the South African Law Commission's (SALC's) initiative in proposing a law legalising the implementation of voluntary termination of life by advance directives (Living Will) and other processes, 1 I share Theodore Fleischer's concerns about marginalising families when such decisions are taken. I sense that respect for patient autonomy and his/her rights in terms of the Patient's Rights Charter2 may be a critical factor in influencing the SALC's attitude. Fleischer advances cogent reasons for not excluding the family who are in a position to ..
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