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Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Legal Treatment Option at the End of Life

@article{Pope2010VoluntarilySE,
  title={Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Legal Treatment Option at the End of Life},
  author={T. Pope and Lindsey J. E. Anderson},
  journal={Widener University Delaware Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series},
  year={2010}
}
  • T. Pope, Lindsey J. E. Anderson
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Widener University Delaware Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series
  • Despite the growing sophistication of palliative medicine, many individuals continue to suffer at the end of life. It is well settled that patients, suffering or not, have the right to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment (such as dialysis or a ventilator) through contemporaneous instructions, through an advance directive, or through a substitute decision maker. But many ill patients, including a large and growing population with advanced dementia who are not dependent upon life-sustaining… CONTINUE READING
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