Tuesday, March 30, 2010
A USA Today article offers the following insight from members of hospital ethics panels. These quotes confirm the value of disability planning when it comes to end-of-life decisions for indefinitely unconscious patients:
For more insight from ethical panel members, see Lynn Grossman, Matters of life and death, USA Today.
- One Clinical Ethicists asks family members "[w]hat would she have wanted, how do we know this, and how certain are we?"
- Another ethical panel member says "[o]ur job then is to help them get clear and let go, to say, 'It's the disease, not you, taking your loved one's life.' "