Life-sustaining treatment. A legal-ethical dilemma.

  title={Life-sustaining treatment. A legal-ethical dilemma.},
  author={C M Smejkal and Fredrick J. Hill},
  journal={The Journal of nursing administration},
  volume={20 7-8},
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Cruzan by Cruzan v. Harmon will have a major impact on how we will care for patients in a persistent vegetative state. Each healthcare institution will need to review its life-sustaining treatment policies to match the guidelines established by the Supreme Court. Nurse executives also need to develop strategies to manage… CONTINUE READING