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Ethics The name assigned to a terminally ill 13-yr-old girl with an irreversible neurologic disorder hospitalised at the Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center in Atlanta, whose treatment her doctors deemed futile
Forensics A name which may be assigned to an unidentifed female admitted to hospital without identification or an unidentified female decedent

Jane Doe

Emergency medicine A name assigned to a ♀ admitted to an ER without identifying documents. See John Doe Forensic medicine A name for an unidentified decedent ♀. ;. See End-of-life debate.

John Doe

, Jane Doe
1. In law, a fictitious name used when that of the actual defendant is unknown.
2. Name assigned to an unidentified patient (e.g., one admitted to a hospital in a coma) or to an unidentified corpse brought to the hospital for confirmation of death.