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To: 8mmMauser

There is such a thing as futile care. The state attempted to say that the care of this girl was futile as she was in a vegetative state from which she would never recover. Ends up that she was not, so in this case the care was not futile. You can't conclude from this that such care is never futile. The withdrawal of futile care is not euthanasia.


17 posted on 09/05/2006 8:42:24 AM PDT by ahayes ("If intelligent design evolved from creationism, then why are there still creationists?"--Quark2005)
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To: ahayes

Futile care is that which is not helping the patient. Stopping all care because a doctor thinks one's quality of life isn't worthy of care is murder.


18 posted on 09/05/2006 9:12:58 AM PDT by candeee
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To: ahayes

Yes, there is such a thing as futile care. Futile care is treatment that fails to serve its intended purpose. Futile care is not the effective treatment of a patient whose life you don't value.


22 posted on 09/05/2006 10:43:27 AM PDT by BykrBayb ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest." )
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To: ahayes

I should have read deeper in the thread before I posted. Guess I was too quick on the trigger, too. :-)


664 posted on 09/18/2006 10:41:04 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Burden? She said it, he ignored it, swore to take it, then dropped it with a thud.)
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