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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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GARAY, Alain. Elección terapéutica y transfusión sanguínea. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 1995, vol.11-12, n.2-1, pp.4-11. ISSN 2215-5287.

When blood transfussion medicine is debated because of failures in the standard systematic blood screening system, the subject of how to manage the benefit-danger ratio in blood transfussions becomes urgent. Can the patient’s right to select and optional therapeutic method when blood transfussion is not desired. Through the study of Jehovah 'witnesses' calims who turn to science for optional treatments, the essay insists on the implications of such a choice on public and private health policies.

Keywords : Blood transfussion; patient'rights; Jehovah witnesses; alternative techniques.

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