The removal of Mr. Herbert's feeding tube.

@article{Steinbock1983TheRO,
  title={The removal of Mr. Herbert's feeding tube.},
  author={Bonnie Steinbock},
  journal={The Hastings Center report},
  year={1983},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={13-6}
}
The California case of Drs. Nejdl and Barber, charged with murder for removing the respirator and intravenous feeding line of a severely brain-damaged comatose patient, resulted in divided judicial opinion, delaying indictment or dismissal. Steinbock discusses the legal arguments and medical opinions presented in court, supports the conclusion that removal of all life-support apparatus from the irreversibly comatose is morally and legally permissible, and refutes the slippery slope argument of… CONTINUE READING

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