Year: 1978 Source: Brooklyn Law Revision, v.44, no.2, (1978), p.285-316 SIEC No: 19842462

This article examines the American judicial decision-making process in cases involving the refusal of medical treatment, particularly those which result in suicide. Pertinent personal rights & state interests are discussed. A methodology for judicial decision-making is suggested. A discussion of specific cases & legal judgments are included. (140 refs) (SC)