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

BMC Medical Ethics201011:20

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6939-11-20

Received: 16 December 2010

Accepted: 21 December 2010

Published: 21 December 2010

The authors have voluntarily retracted this article [1] and it is no longer available for online public display because portions of the article are similar to a previous publication [2]. 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.

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 85054; Center for Biology and Society, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
(2)
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 85054; Department of Biomedical Ethics, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic; and Center for Biology and Society, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

References

  1. Rady MY, Verheijde JL: End-of-life discontinuation of destination therapy with cardiac and ventilatory support medical devices: physician-assisted death or allowing the patient to die?. BMC Medical Ethics. 2010, 11: 15-10.1186/1472-6939-11-15.View ArticleGoogle Scholar
  2. Miller FG, Truog RD, Brock DW: Moral Fictions and Medical Ethics. Bioethics. 2010, 24 (9): 453-460. 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2009.01738.x. Published online: 7 July 2009View ArticleGoogle Scholar
  3. Pre-publication history

    1. The pre-publication history for this paper can be accessed here:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6939/11/20/prepub

Copyright

© Rady and Verheijde; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2010

This article is published under license to 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.

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