Defending patient autonomy: the case of the challenging spouse.

J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 2009 ;23(4):368-70

New York University School of Medicine, New York City, NY, USA.

A case of a 61-year-old patient with advancing cancer is presented. His care was confounded by his wife challenging the care being delivered. The case report is followed by commentaries on the case from three scholarly perspectives, medicine, philosophy, and law.

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February 2010
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