Wessels discusses the right of competent individuals to direct their own health care and the obstacles encountered in enforcing these rights under a power of attorney for health care or an advance directive. The rights to make such decisions are explored, as well as the barriers to enforcement, both statutory and provider related. Several causes of action against non-compliant actors are discussed.
Wessels, Carol J.
"Treated with Respect: Enforcing Patient Autonomy by Defending Advance Directives,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
2, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol6/iss2/3