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A retraction for this article has been published in BMC Medical Ethics 2010, 11:20

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End-of-life discontinuation of destination therapy with cardiac and ventilatory support medical devices: physician-assisted death or allowing the patient to die?

Mohamed Y Rady12* and Joseph L Verheijde234

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, Arizona, 85054, USA

2 Center for Biology and Society, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, 300 East University Drive, Tempe, Arizona, 85287, USA

3 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, Arizona, 85054, USA

4 Department of Biomedical Ethics, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, Arizona, 85054, USA

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BMC Medical Ethics 2010, 11:15  doi:10.1186/1472-6939-11-15

The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6939/11/15


Received:29 March 2010
Accepted:15 September 2010
Published:15 September 2010

© 2010 Rady and Verheijde; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Debate

The authors have voluntarily retracted this article and it is no longer available for online public display because portions of the article are similar to a previous publication [1]. While there was no intention to use pre-existing work without appropriate attribution, the authors nonetheless extend their apologies to Dr. Miller and all others concerned.

References

  1. Miller FG, Truog RD, Brock DW: Moral Fictions and Medical Ethics.

    Bioethics 2010, 24(9):453-460.

    Published online: 7 July 2009

    PubMed Abstract | Publisher Full Text OpenURL

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