Year: 1993 Source: The Journal of Clinical Ethics, v.4, no.4, (Winter 1993), p.335-337 SIEC No: 19930990

This article reviews a case that illustrates prominent ethical and legal concerns that arise when a patient who is both severly medicallly ill and severely depressed refuses treatment. The authors focus on several concerns raised by this case which arise through a conflict between the medical and psychiatric traditions.