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Bio-ethics: Denying Life-Sustaining Treatment

Modern Bioethics: Denying Life-Sustaining Treatment to a Patient Who Wanted to Live — This case study involves a Texas state law and a hospital ethics committee which determined to end life-sustaining treatment for a patient dying from undetermined causes.  The Houston Chronicle link covers the story of the patient’s death.  The Public Discourse article analyzes the case in terms of the ethical issues.

For two more sample items (inclusion does not imply endorsement) on end-of-life ethics see these two PBS Religion and Ethics video clips:

Death With Dignity

Doctors and End-of-Life Discussions

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