The noncompliant substance abuser

TitleThe noncompliant substance abuser
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsCassel, C, La Puma, J, Stell, LK
JournalHastings Center Report
Volume21
Issue2
Pagination30-32
PublisherHastings Center
Type of ArticleCase Study
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00930334
KeywordsSUBSTANCE
AbstractPresents the case study of a substance abuser who has frequently ignored medical advice and debates whether it would be wrong to refuse replacing a prosthetic mitral valve in this patient. The pros and cons are discussed, including the issue of wasting health care resources and the need to treat both her drug dependence and her prosthetic valve endocarditis; More.
NotesHastings Center ReportAccession Number: 9106172896; Cassel, C. LaPuma, J.; Source Info: Mar/Apr91, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p30; Subject Term: SUBSTANCE abuse; Number of Pages: 3p; Document Type: Case Study; Full Text Word Count: 2179
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