Should physicians withhold life-sustaining care from patients who are not terminally ill?

@article{Emanuel1988ShouldPW,
  title={Should physicians withhold life-sustaining care from patients who are not terminally ill?},
  author={Ezekiel J. Emanuel},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1988},
  volume={1 8577},
  pages={106-8}
}
Two 1987 New Jersey Supreme Court rulings, In re Farrell and In re Peter, concerning the removal of life-sustaining medical care are discussed. In the United States, competent patients have the right to refuse medical care, including artificially administered nutrition and hydration, and courts also have extended this right to incompetent patients. Two… CONTINUE READING