TITLE

Ending life with grace and agreement

AUTHOR(S)
Attaran, Amir; Hébert, Paul C.; Stanbrook, Matthew B.
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/22/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 9, p1115
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on withholding or withdrawal of life sustaining care. They cited the cases of Percy Glolubchuk in Canada and Tony Bland in England. They argue that withholding or withdrawal of life sustaining care is not a murder, however, lawyers may make it seem so by exploiting the dubious distinction between acts and omissions. They added that some families will overreach their demands to preserve life because of fundamentalist religious beliefs or cultural norms.
ACCESSION #
31624522

 

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