Patient's wishes aren't important anymore, spouse trumps your own decision making if you're disabled.
Ten other family members including four of his five children and his initial treating physician signed sworn statements that Chambers himself indicated he wanted to stay on the ventilator, receive rehabilitative therapy and live. They say he communicated this by nodding his head "yes" and "no" to questions put to him during a Sept. 8 family meeting witnessed by 13 people in his hospital room.
I agree. "Patient's wishes" and "personal autonomy" are
deceptive propaganda only. And disregarding same is
becoming ever more blatant. And don't rely on family
unanimity either, I'm afraid, although this family was
Living wills are of no value. The doctors don't even care if you have one. I know because I recieved calls asking for permission to remove my mother from a ventilator even though she had a will saying that she should be kept alive for at least two weeks to make sure that she would not recover.
I'd say that they have a resident that committed murder then.