When burdens of feeding outweigh benefits.

  title={When burdens of feeding outweigh benefits.},
  author={John J. Paris},
  journal={The Hastings Center report},
  volume={16 1},
On 21 October 1985, a Massachusetts probate court ruled in Brophy v. New England Sinai Hospital, denying Mrs. Paul Brophy's request that physicians remove the gastrostomy tube from her husband, who had been in a persistant vegetative state for over two years. Paris, a Roman Catholic priest and a professor of medical ethics who was called as an expert witness on behalf of the Brophy family, had testified previously in the Barber and Conroy cases. His testimony, printed here in edited form, is… CONTINUE READING