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  • Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Volume 1, Issue 2
  • April 1992, pp. 97-106

The Patient Self-Determination Act: A Cooperative Model for Implementation

  • Alexander Morgan Capron (a1)
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  • Published online: 10 December 2009

In 1990, I voiced strong doubts about a bill entitled the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA), which had been introduced in the U.S. Senate by John Danforth (R-MO) and Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY). I hoped to see it defeated. In 1991, after the bill had become a small part of a massive status (the Omnibys Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) adopted in the waning hours of the 101st Congress, I devoted countless hours to its implementation. I wanted to see it succeed. Why the change?

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Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
  • ISSN: 0963-1801
  • EISSN: 1469-2147
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