Choosing for others as continuing a life story: The problem of personal identity revisited
Blustein (Jeffrey)
Source: Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Spring99, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p20, 12p;
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    Proposes an account of health care proxy decision making that rests on a different formulation of the problem of personal identity. Fundamental objection to the usual understanding of doctor-proxy relationship; Continuers of the life stories of those who have lost narrative capacity; Theory of bioethicists Rebecca Dresser and John Robertson.

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