This case shows that so-called futile care theory needs to be seriously discussed on a national level, Brahm said. Some doctors believe that when a patient reaches a certain stage of illness, age or injury, any treatment other than comfort care is futile and should be withheld or withdrawn, even if a patient wants treatment because of deeply held values or a desire to live."
I dunno, but I certainly feel more comfortable when I'm not starving and thirsty. Since when is basic food and drink considered "extraordinary medical treatment"?
posted on 08/18/2008 5:56:20 AM PDT
(Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
>>Since when is basic food and drink considered "extraordinary medical treatment"?
Amazing how they can stretch definitions to the point of ridiculousness and still some people swallow it.
posted on 08/19/2008 3:23:06 AM PDT
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